The Plant Protection unit utilizes Pest Alerts to do just that, alert the citizens of South Carolina of plant pests to be on the lookout for and/or be aware of. We urge our citizens to bookmark this page and visit it frequently as it will always house the most recent list of pests we are concerned about in South Carolina along with information regarding avoidance, awareness, and action. If listed below, the discovery of these pests in South Carolina requires immediate notification of Plant Protection so actions can be taken immediately to protect our state. For more information on these pests or how to report a potential siting, please review the Pest Alerts below or contact the Department Plant Industry to the left. To see the full SC Pest List, please follow the link to the left or click here.