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Quarantines

Quarantines are put in place in order to stop the artificial spread of insects and diseases by humans.

Regulated materials moving from quarantine areas to non-quarantine areas are subject to certain restrictions. For many invasive insects, there are no treatment options and material from quarantine areas must be sent back to their origin or destroyed.

Check with us before you transport regulated materials outside of a quarantine. This will avoid delays for you and prevent the spread of a dangerous infestation for the rest of Oklahoma

Imported Fire Ant Quarantine

Regulated articles include:

  • Live plants
  • Hay
  • Soil
  • Firewood
  • Soil moving equipment
  • Unprocessed plant products

Before you move any articles listed above out of a quarantine area, make sure you are in compliance with our standards of shipment. This can be as simple as storing your hay, soil, and plants in a structure that physically excludes imported fire ants from the commodity.

Some live plans require treatment with an insecticide approved to control imported fire ant.

Current quarantined Oklahoma counties(as of 9/2012)

  • Atoka
  • Bryan
  • Carter
  • Choctaw
  • Coal
  • Comanche
  • Cotton
  • Garvin
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Johnston
  • LeFlore
  • Love
  • Marshall
  • McCurtain
  • Murray
  • Pontotoc
  • Pushmataha
  • Stephens
  • Tillman

Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnuts Quarantine

Oklahoma Forestry Services, Emergency Quarantine for Thousand Cankers Disease

Regulated articles include:

  • Live walnut trees
  • Mulch
  • Firewood
  • Boards
  • Roots
  • Branches
  • Green lumber
  • Living, dead, cut or fallen logs

Any of these walnut tree articles from a quarantine area are prohibited in Oklahoma without a compliance agreement from the USDA. If you live in a state within the quarantine, check with your state’s department of agriculture for regulations before shipping material to Oklahoma.

Gypsy Moth Quarantine

Regulated articles include:

  • Christmas trees
  • Logs, posts, pulpwood, bark and bark products
  • Mobile homes and associated items
  • Nursery stock
  • Outdoor household items

Any of these articles from a quarantine area are prohibited in Oklahoma without a compliance agreement from the USDA. If you live in a state within the quarantine, check with your state’s department of agriculture for regulations before shipping material to Oklahoma