The Pest Survey and Detection Program maintains important partnerships with USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine and the Idaho Department of Lands. Although ISDA is involved with some established plant health issues, the department’s primary mission is to protect Idaho’s agricultural interests from new pest threats.

ISDA routinely evaluates potential pests of national concern and as resources allow conduct state surveys for detection of select insect threats deemed “high risk” for Idaho. Some recent targets include European pine shoot moth, Silver Y moth, Old World Bollworm, Japanese beetle as well as Asian and European Gypsy moth.

ISDA staff utilizes trapping and survey methods that cover whatever part(s) of the state that may be appropriate. When conducting field inspections for export certification or nursery inspections ISDA is constantly on the watch for new exotic pest threats.

Regulated & Export State Pest Surveys

State Regulated Pest surveys that are conducted for export purposes.

Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program (CAPS) is a federal program. 

Each year ISDA partners with CAPS to protect Idaho agriculture from introductions of high-risk invasive pests that could damage Idaho crops and forests.

PPA 7721 Clean plant programs protect U.S. specialty crops from harmful plant pests and diseases.

Laws and Rules that pertain to regulated and invasive pests.