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    Weed and Pest Management

    wpinfo@jeffco.us
    303-271-5989

    Monday - Thursday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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    700 Jefferson County Parkway
    Ste. 100
    Open Space Building
    Golden, CO 80401

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  • Information on Other Pests   

     

    As more people and imported commodities come to Colorado, the potential for unwanted pests increases. 

     

    Japanese Beetle

    Find more information about thJapanese beetles have become established in the Denver metro region in Colorado. The adult feed on over 300 types of plants. The larva feed on the roots of plants and can be very harmful to sod and lawns.

    Photo: David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

    Find more information about the Japanese beetle by visiting the Colorado State University Extension View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. or the California Department of Agriculture View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. websites.

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    Gypsy Moth

    Gypsy moth larva feed on trees and shrubs and can defoliate large swaths of forest. A few moths have been found in Colorado. Please notify your local pest authority if you come across this insect.

    Photo: Ferenc Lakatos, University of West-Hungary, Bugwood.org

    Find more information about the gypsy moth by visiting the California Department of Agriculture View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. or the U.S. Forest Service View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. websites.

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    New Zealand Mudsnail

    These small conical shaped snails have been found in a few locations in Colorado. They are less than ¼ inch long and form large colonies. They displace native snails and disrupt fish habitat.

    Photo: Mohammed El Damir, Pest Management, Bugwood.org

    Find more information about New Zealand mudsnail by visiting the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website's Hot Species pageExternal Link Icon

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    Zebra Mussels

    Zebra mussels are small clam-like organisms that form large colonies, displace native mollusks and disrupt natural aquatic ecosystems. They can clog pipes and impact dams and water systems.

    Photo: Amy Benson, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org

    Find more information about Zebra mussels by visiting the 100th Meridian Initiative website External Link Icon or the Colorado Parks and Wildlife websiteExternal Link Icon

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