Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

Mexican Flag Update on the shot hole borer Euwallacea sp. and its symbiont fungi Fusarium euwallaceae in Mexico.
Date posted: 10/18/2017
Contact: Dr. Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga, Director General de Sanidad Vegetal. trujillo@senasica.gob.mx

As part of the actions applied by the National System for Phytosanitary Epidemiological Surveillance in Mexico, the shot hole borer Euwallacea sp. and its symbiont fungi Fusarium euwallaceae were detected in urban areas of the municipality of Tijuana, state of Baja California.

The National Service for Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality, through the Plant Health General Directorate, initiated phytosanitary actions to confine and eradicate the pests, which include increasing the trapping network, delimiting the outbreak, removing pest-positive (infested) plants and controlling the vector through chemical treatment injections.

Based on this and according to International Plant Protection Convention standards, the shot hole borer Euwallacea sp. and its symbiont fungi Fusarium euwallaceae are considered quarantine pests, actionable, transitory and under eradication in Mexico.