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Plant Industry - Plant Protection Section

Plant Pest Quarantine Information

Regulated Status of: Imported Fire Ant, Witchweed
or Other Noxious Weeds,Gypsy Moth and Emerald Ash Borer
COUNTY BY COUNTY LISTING
County Imported Fire Ant* Witchweed** Other Noxious Weeds Gypsy Moth*** Emerald
Ash Borer
Alamance Yes* No No No  
Alexander No No No No  
Alleghany No No No  
Anson Yes No No No  
Ashe No No

Canada Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

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

Uruguay Waterprimrose

No  
Brunswick Yes No


Uruguay Waterprimrose
Beach Vitex

No  
Buncombe No No

Musk Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

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

Uruguay Waterprimrose

No  
Edgecombe Yes No No No  
Forsyth No No

Lythrum
Bushkiller

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

Musk Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

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

Uruguay Waterprimrose
Beach Vitex

No  
Iredell Yes* No No No  
Jackson No No

Plumeless Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

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

Canada Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

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

Puncturevine
Uruguay Waterprimrose
Beach Vitex

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

Beach Vitex

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

Musk Thistle
Uruguay Waterprimrose

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


Uruguay Waterprimrose

No  
Warren No No

Eurasian Watermilfoil and Uruguay Waterprimrose

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

Canada Thistle
Oriental Bittersweet

No  

*Counties with Yes* are partially regulated. 

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

***Dare county is partially regulated

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
Plant Pest Administrator - Phillip L. Wilson
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone: 919) 707-3753 | FAX: (919) 733-1041