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Delaware

Provides selected Delaware resources from agencies and organizations with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

Spotlights

  • Delaware Expands Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine in New Castle County

    • Sep 18, 2019
    • Delaware Department of Agriculture.

    • The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) announced today that they expanded the spotted lanternfly quarantine to include all portions of New Castle County north of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. This is due to recent detections of established populations outside of the initial quarantine zone enacted in February 2019 that included eleven zip codes. "This expansion is necessary in our attempt to eradicate, control, and prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly in Delaware and to surrounding states," said Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse. The spotted lanternfly is a destructive invasive plant hopper that attacks many hosts including trees, shrubs, orchards, grapes, and hops. For more detailed information regarding the quarantine, permitting, treatment, or to report a sighting of spotted lanternfly, visit the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s dedicated spotted lanternfly webpage or call the dedicated spotted lanternfly hotline at (302) 698-4632.

  • Emerald Ash Borer Found at New Delaware Sites

    • Nov 19, 2018
    • Delaware Department of Agriculture.

    • Emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive insect from Asia that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed at two new sites in Delaware: one near Middletown, New Castle County, and another near Seaford, Sussex County. Originally found in northern Delaware in 2016, the new detections create added urgency for homeowners and municipalities to determine if they have ash trees on their property and decide on possible management options. Current guidelines recommend the removal or treatment of ash trees if located within 15 miles of a known infestation. Because Delaware is geographically small and EAB can go undetected for years, residents are urged to educate themselves now and take action.

  • Angler Alert: Snakeheads

    • Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Division of Fish and Wildlife.

    • The Northern Snakehead (Channa argus), a fish native to China and Russia, has become a problem invasive species in several states, including Delaware. Anyone who catches a snakehead in Delaware is encouraged to kill it and notify the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Be on the Lookout!

    • Delaware Invasive Species Council.

    • Be on the lookout for these up-and-coming invaders! They might not be in Delaware yet, but our best defense is early detection and rapid response!

  • Plants for a Livable Delaware [PDF | 5 MB]

    • University of Delaware Cooperative Extension.

    • Plants for a Livable Delaware is a campaign to identify and promote superior plants that thrive without becoming invasive. Visit the University of Delaware's Extension Program for more information on sustainable landscaping.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this location, organized by source.

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