Many visitors to Nevada live in areas under quarantine for pests such as emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, and imported fire ant, and it is illegal to move any regulated items (most firewood is considered a regulated item) from quarantined zones out of those states and into Nevada. Eighteen states in the Central and Eastern US prohibit bringing hardwood firewood originating from Nevada into their state, to prevent the movement of thousand cankers disease. Regionally important pests such as the goldspotted oak borer and the soapberry borer pose a threat to Nevada’s trees, and these pests can be moved on firewood- underscoring the importance of using local firewood. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 3 October 2019.
Nevada Web Resources:
- Imported Fire Ant National Quarantine Map
- Thousand Cankers Disease information and map archives
- Soapberry borer information
- Goldspotted oak borer information
- Hungry Pests, Nevada page
- University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Exotic Insects Invading Nevada Trees
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