Pest Management

Plant Disease and Pests

Jefferson County CSU Extension houses an on-site walk-in plant diagnostic clinic, which offers a diagnosis of fungal and bacterial infection, viruses, and pine wilt nematode detection. Visit the plant diagnostic clinic website for instructions on bringing a sample and information about services and fees.

The Colorado State Forest Service provides extensive reports and data on pests and plant disease across the state, as well as those specific to the Golden area. The Forest Service also provides additional resources for homeowners to manage forest pests on their land.

Forest Insect Pests

Jefferson County Invasive Species Management provides technical support to private and public landowners to assist them in identifying and managing invasive pests and ensuring compliance with the Colorado Pest Act. Find information on Douglass Fir Tussock Moth, Emerald Ash Borer, Mountain Pine Beetle, and more.

Jefferson County CSU Extension provides numerous fact sheets to help landowners identify and manage their forest insect pests.

The Colorado State Forest Service provides additional reports and data on pests and plant disease across the state, as well as those specific to the Golden area. The Forest Service also provides additional resources for homeowners to manage forest pests on their land. 

Emerald Ash Borer

On 6/18/2020 Arvada announced that it had confirmed Emerald Ash Borer.  This is the first confirmed sighting in Jefferson County. Learn more and find out what you can do from Jefferson County Invasive Species Management.

Nuisance Wildlife

Jefferson County Invasive Species Management provides technical support to private and public landowners to assist them in identifying and managing invasive pests and ensuring compliance with the Colorado Pest Act. Find information on vertebrate pests including prairie dogs, mice and voles, and woodpeckers or information about Douglass Fir Tussock Moth, Emerald Ash Borer, Mountain Pine Beetle, and more.

For information on laws pertaining to controlling, removing, and relocating wildlife on your property download the Nuisance Wildlife laws brochure from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Jeffco Animal Control and Colorado Parks and Wildlife do not provide pest removal services. For pest removal services, please contact a private company. Jeffco does not endorse any particular service or company and strongly recommends that consumers check references, licenses, insurance, and bonding before hiring any company. A partial list of companies in the area is maintained by Jeffco Animal Control.

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