The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) is a national program involved in the early detection of, and rapid response to exotic pests that threaten Colorado's agriculture and environment. Activities include annual surveys for targeted pests, outreach, and education. Recent pests of concern include Emerald Ash Borer, Japanese Beetle, Spotted Lanternfly, Asian Longhorned Beetle, among many others. For a complete list of the most current pests and commodities being surveyed for, please see the 2023 Colorado CAPS Wanted Pests.
This program is a joint project with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), Colorado State University (CSU) and other state and federal groups. Please contact us for information concerning any of these or other exotic pests of concern or for any education or outreach needs.
Landscape contractor lookup
Ensuring your landscape contractor is licensed and inspected by CDA protects you, the environment, and the economy.
Licensed landscapers are inspected to ensure their plant material won’t spread harmful and invasive weeds, insects, or disease that can destroy our natural environment and ecosystems.
See if your contractor is licensed at the link below.
To use the lookup, under "Operation Type" select "Landscape Contractor". You can narrow down the search by county and even see the results on a map. See the screenshot below.
Invasive Pests in Colorado
- Colorado CAPS Most Wanted Pests 2023
- Spotted lanternfly (SLF)
- Asian Longhorned beetle (ALB)
- CSU Extension: Japanese Beetle Fact Sheet
Previous Colorado CAPS Most Wanted Pests