The latest app in pest control is SEEDN or Southeast Early Detection Network. SEEDN allows you to report infestations by collecting data and submitting pictures right from your mobile device. The report is then emailed over to local and state verifiers. According to the site:
Now you can submit invasive species observations directly with your smartphone from the field. These reports are uploaded to EDDMapS and e-mailed directly to local and state verifiers for review. (http://apps.bugwood.org/seedn.html)
According to the site, non-native invasive species of pests and plants cost the US over $120 billion each year. Pest infestations and damage to plants and crops can cause issues for our health and economical issues. The SEEDN app allows us to report infestations quickly and gives a better chance at preventing other potential infestations. It also provides a helpful ID guide.