Pest Alerts

Pest Alerts are a signature program of the North Central IPM Center to help support initiatives to 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. Archived pest alerts are alerts that have been in circulation for several years, and resources have since been developed on a state-by-state basis, reverting the alerts to historical data.

Add a Pest Alert to the Database (Pest Alert Guidelines 2019)

Interested in writing a Pest Alert? Many Working Group and Critical Issue grant projects include the writing of a Pest Alert for national distribution as part of total project outputs. Not participating in a Center grant project but a still feel an alert is warranted? Many extension specialists, diagnosticians, and program leaders participate in creating Pest Alerts. 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.

Archived Pest Alerts
Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
Bagrada Bug (Bagrada hilaris-Burmeister)
Blueberry Scorch Virus (Vaccinium corymbosum)
Blueberry Shock Virus (Bromoviridae: Harvirus)
Boxwood Dieback (Colletotrichum theobromicola-Delacr.)
Brown Dog Tick Vector for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)
Chili Thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis-Hood)
Corn Delphacid (Peregrinus maidis)
Cycad Aulacaspis Scale (Aulacaspis yasumatsui)
European Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis cerasi)
Lobate Lac Scale (Paratachardina lobata)
Multicolored Asian Ladybeetle (Harmonia axyridis)
Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri)
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus)
Ralstonia solanacerum
Red Blotch
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsia rickettsii)
South American Tomato Leafminer (Tuta absoluta)
Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula)
Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii)
Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum)
Sugarcane Planthopper (Perkinsiella saccharicida)
Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut (Geosmithia Morbida)
Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
Western Bean Cutworm (Striacosta albicosta Smith)
Zika Virus