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 latest CAPS Program Newsletter.
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.