Eradication of Tetranychus mexicanus from the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, Tetranychus mexicanus (Acari: Tetranychidae – EPPO Alert List) was first found on Beaucarnea recurvata plants in a greenhouse in October 2018 (EPPO RS 2018/223). Eradication measures were applied. Following the completion of measures at the company concerned and subsequent surveys, the NPPO of the Netherlands confirmed in October 2019 that this pest has been eradicated.
The pest status of Tetranychus mexicanus is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.
NPPO of the Netherlands (2019-10).