Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-5033
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448 Fairfax, VA 22035

Randy Bartlett,
Director

Forest Pest

The Forest Pest Branch is tasked by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to monitor for, provide control of (when necessary and possible) and to provide outreach and education about a number of forest insect pests and diseases. For questions regarding forest pests, such as gypsy moth and emerald ash borer, call 703-324-5304.

Any insects or diseases for which the Forest Pest Branch provides services must first be approved by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and placed on the list of insects and diseases that can be controlled with funds collected by local service or tax districts. To date, the insects and diseases on this list are gypsy moth, emerald ash borer, asian longhorned beetle, thousand canker disease of walnut trees, hemlock wooly adelgid, sudden oak death, and fall cankerworm. In addition to these services, the Forest Pest Branch conducts an active outreach/public education program targeting school and civic groups, and the public at large to promote the benefits of healthy trees and forests.

Emerald Ash Borer

 

Fall Cankerworm

Gypsy Moth

Other Forest Insect Pests