APHIS’s Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) gives Federal recognition to the State of Florida’s bagrada bug program under the Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary (FRSMP) program.
If the bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) is detected in imported goods, shipments will be prohibited entry to Florida with no treatment option. This is equivalent to restrictions imposed by the State of Florida when the bagrada bug is detected in interstate movement.
Federal recognition of a State-managed phytosanitary program under the FRSMP Program is consistent with U.S. trade policy, and fulfills international agreements while promoting safe trade. For further information, go to http://www.aphis.usda.gov/frsmp.
Under IPPC Standards, Bagrada hilaris is considered to be a pest that is Present: only in some areas and subject to official control in the United States.