The Department of Plant Industry recognizes the value of an informed public when comes to fighting plant pests. The awareness, support, and participation of all South Carolinians is needed. Please take time to review some of the pest information available from this page. Become knowledgeable about plant pest species that threaten the environment and industries like agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. You could be part of stopping the spread of pests like imported fire ants and cogongrass.