What you should know about the spread of invasive species in Idaho


This state has some crop, forest, or urban area(s) where the following pests or diseases could survive year-round.


Asian Gypsy Moth

Attacks: A wide variety of North American trees and shrubs

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Asian Longhorned Beetle

Attacks: Hardwood trees, including maples, ash and elm

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Emerald Ash Borer

Attacks: Ash trees

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European Grapevine Moth

Attacks: Grapes and berries

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European Gypsy Moth

Attacks: More than 300 species of trees and shrubs

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Khapra Beetle (wp) Tooltip

Attacks: Stored grains

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Spotted Lanternfly

Attacks: fruit crops and trees

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Idaho: State Information

Idaho's unique blend of rolling foothills, mountain spring water, gentle rains, and warm sunshine - combined with state-of-the-art technology - produces high-quality agricultural products that are preferred worldwide. Agriculture represents a substantial part of our State's economy and supports more than 100,000 jobs. In addition to the famous Idaho potato, our State produces 185 different commodities.

From the green hillsides, timbered mountains, and pristine lakes of the panhandle, to the jagged peaks of central Idaho, all the way down to the Snake River Basin with its wide-open vistas, the Gem State also provides extraordinary recreational opportunities.

Many of the things that make Idaho exceptional are threatened by invasive species. This is a battle that can only be won if every Idaho citizen and all visitors to our State understand the risks and act to protect Idaho's natural resources from pests and diseases that don't belong here.


Report a Hungry Pest in Idaho

Plant Pest or Disease

Brian Marschman
State Plant Health Director
Phone: 208 373 1600

Animal Pest or Disease

Assistant Director
Phone: 208 373 1620

Find state department of agriculture contacts here.