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Plant Pest Quarantine Information

Regulated Status of: Imported Fire Ant, Witchweed or Other Noxious
Weeds, Gypsy Moth, Emerald Ash Borer, and Guava Root Knot Nematode

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COUNTY BY COUNTY LISTING
County Imported Fire Ant* Witchweed** Other Noxious Weeds Gypsy Moth*** Emerald
Ash Borer
Guava Root Knot Nematode
Alamance Yes No No No Yes Yes
Alexander No No No No Yes Yes
Alleghany No No No Yes Yes
Anson Yes No No No Yes Yes
Ashe No No

Canada Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

No Yes Yes
Avery No No No Yes Yes
Beaufort Yes No No No Yes Yes
Bertie Yes No No No Yes Yes
Bladen Yes Yes

Uruguay Waterprimrose

No Yes Yes
Brunswick Yes No


Uruguay Waterprimrose
Beach Vitex

No Yes Yes
Buncombe No No

Musk Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

No Yes Yes
Burke Yes No No No Yes Yes
Cabarrus Yes No No No Yes Yes
Caldwell No No No No Yes Yes
Camden Yes No No No Yes Yes
Carteret Yes No Beach Vitex No Yes Yes
Caswell No No No No Yes Yes
Catawba Yes No No No Yes Yes
Chatham Yes No Musk Thistle No Yes Yes
Cherokee Yes No Oriental Bittersweet No Yes Yes
Chowan Yes No No No Yes Yes
Clay Yes No Oriental Bittersweet No Yes Yes
Cleveland Yes No Musk Thistle No Yes Yes
Columbus Yes No Uruguay Waterprimrose No Yes Yes
Craven Yes No No No Yes Yes
Cumberland Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Currituck Yes No Beach Vitex Yes Yes Yes
Dare Yes No Beach Vitex Yes Yes Yes
Davidson Yes No Bushkiller No Yes Yes
Davie No No No No Yes Yes
Duplin Yes No No No Yes Yes
Durham Yes No

Uruguay Waterprimrose

No Yes Yes
Edgecombe Yes No No No Yes Yes
Forsyth No No

Lythrum
Bushkiller

No Yes Yes
Franklin Yes No No No Yes Yes
Gaston Yes No Musk Thistle No Yes Yes
Gates Yes No No No Yes Yes
Graham Yes No Oriental Bittersweet No Yes Yes
Granville Yes* No Uruguay Waterprimrose No Yes Yes
Greene Yes No No No Yes Yes
Guilford Yes No No No Yes Yes
Halifax Yes No Eurasian Watermilfoil No Yes Yes
Harnett Yes No No No Yes Yes
Haywood No No Oriental Bittersweet
Canada Thistle
Plumeless Thistle
No Yes Yes
Henderson No No

Musk Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

No Yes Yes
Hertford Yes No No No Yes Yes
Hoke Yes No No No Yes Yes
Hyde Yes No

Uruguay Waterprimrose
Beach Vitex

No Yes Yes
Iredell Yes* No No No Yes Yes
Jackson Yes No

Plumeless Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

No Yes Yes
Johnston Yes No No No Yes Yes
Jones Yes No No No Yes Yes
Lee Yes No No No Yes Yes
Lenoir Yes No No No Yes Yes
Lincoln Yes No Musk Thistle No Yes Yes
McDowell Yes No No No Yes Yes
Macon Yes No Oriental Bittersweet No Yes Yes
Madison No No Oriental Bittersweet
Plumeless Thistle
Musk Thistle
No Yes Yes
Martin Yes No No No Yes Yes
Mecklenbereg Yes No Bushkiller No Yes Yes
Mitchell No No

Canada Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

No Yes Yes
Montgomery Yes No No No Yes Yes
Moore Yes No No No Yes Yes
Nash Yes No No No Yes Yes
New Hanover Yes No

Puncturevine
Uruguay Waterprimrose
Beach Vitex

No Yes Yes
Northampton Yes No Canada Thistle
Eurasian Watermilfoil
No Yes Yes
Onslow Yes No

Beach Vitex

No Yes Yes
Orange Yes No Uruguay Waterprimrose
Yellow Fieldcress
No Yes Yes
Pamlico Yes No No No Yes Yes
Pasquotank Yes No No No Yes Yes
Pender Yes Yes Beach Vitex No Yes Yes
Perquimans Yes No Erasian Watermilfoil No Yes Yes
Person No No No No Yes Yes
Pitt Yes No No No Yes Yes
Polk Yes No No No Yes Yes
Randolph Yes No Musk Thistle No Yes Yes
Richmond Yes No No No Yes Yes
Robeson Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Rockingham No No No No Yes Yes
Rowan Yes No

Musk Thistle
Uruguay Waterprimrose

No Yes Yes
Rutherford Yes No Musk Thistle No Yes Yes
Sampson Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Scotland Yes No No No Yes Yes
Stanly Yes No No No Yes Yes
Stokes No No No No Yes Yes
Surry No No No No Yes Yes
Swain No No Oriental Bittersweet No Yes Yes
Transylvania No No Oriental Bittersweet No Yes Yes
Tyrrell Yes No Erasian Watermilfoil No Yes Yes
Union Yes No No No Yes Yes
Vance Yes No No No Yes Yes
Wake Yes No


Uruguay Waterprimrose

No Yes Yes
Warren Yes No

Eurasian Watermilfoil and Uruguay Waterprimrose

No Yes Yes
Washington Yes No No No Yes Yes
Watauga No No Plumeless Thistle
Purple Loosestrife
Oriental Bittersweet
No Yes Yes
Wayne Yes No No No Yes Yes
Wilkes No No Oriental Bittersweet No Yes Yes
Wilson Yes No No No Yes Yes
Yadkin No No No No Yes Yes
Yancey No No

Canada Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

No Yes Yes

*Counties with Yes* are partially regulated. 

** All counties in the Witchweed quarantine list are partially regulated.

***Dare county is partially regulated

Note: Entire state is under quarantine for emerald ash borer and guava root knot nematode
See http://www.ncagr.com/plantindustry/plant/weed/noxweed.htm or call 1.800.206.9333 for a list of noxious weeds in North Carolina

NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division - Plant Protection Section
Division Director - Dr. Bill Foote
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone: (919) 707-3730 | FAX: (919) 733-1041



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