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Plant Industry - Plant Protection Section
Biological Control Services - Quarantine Facility

Our facility is USDA inspected and approved for the containment of nonindigenous phytophagous arthropods and their parasitoids and predators. Here, we enforce good laboratory practices in order to prevent the release of an exotic plant pest into our environment.

FeaturesQuarantine Support Lab

  • The facility features a preparation laboratory fitted with drawers, countertops, and electrical outlets.




Quarantine Clean Room


  • In addition to the laboratory, we offer six quarantine or “clean” rooms equipped with black light traps (two with tabletop incubators).



  • Available for long or short-term projects, this facility allows researchers to conduct studies without the expense of building and maintaining a quarantine laboratory.
  • The facility is ideal for work with exotic species.
  • We maintain a clean operational standard to eliminate undesired pests and pathogens and feature an autoclave to sterilize solid wastes. A copy of the quarantine manual is available here.
  • Use fees are very reasonable. Please contact Rebecca Norris, Quarantine Officer for more information.


The NCDA&CS quarantine facility is located inside the Beneficial Insect Laboratory at 950 E. Chatham St. in Cary, NC. This containment facility is conveniently located between North Carolina State University and Research Triangle Park and is easily accessible via Interstate 40.


Plant Protection Section - Kathleen Kidd, Biological Control Administrator
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 950 E Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511
(919) 233-8214 FAX: (919) 233-8394