Pest Alerts are short, informative summary publications that describe new weed, disease or insect pest threats. The North Central IPM Center creates pest alerts to help track, report and manage invasive pests. Below are the Centers' available pest alerts, accessible on the web, as well as free to download. Select pest alerts are available to be printed and delivered, free of charge, and are marked on the specific pest alert page.
Interested in writing a Pest Alert?
Click here to review the guidelines and necessities that warrant a Pest Alert. Contained in the instructions are also helpful tips on where to get started, as well as a copyright release statement.
Insects and Arthropods
Northern Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia) (formerly Asian Giant Hornet)
Archived Pest Alerts
While pest alerts were initially created for these pests, materials are now readily available for these pests so these alerts have not been maintained and updated. If you have questions or need an old version, please contact email@example.com
Brown Dog Tick
Plum Pox Virus (Potyviridae: Potyvirus)
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Soybean Aphid (Aphis glycines)
Soybean Rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi; Phakopsora meibomiae)
Tospoviruses (Bunyaviridae: Tospovirus)
Wood Boring Insects
West Nile Virus (Flavivirus)