Fighting Hungry Pests is an enormous challenge. And as new pests arrive on our borders, the task only grows.
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) protects U.S. agricultural and natural resources from risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of agricultural pests and diseases, as well as invasive and harmful weeds. Prevention alone requires extensive multi-agency coordination, APHIS works very closely with its many partners at the Federal, State, county, and local levels and at universities and nongovernmental organizations.
See below efforts and consider working in partnership with us to alleviate hungry pests.
Right now, we're taking the fight to Hungry Pests on three fronts: abroad, at the source; at the border, before they get in; and across the homeland, fighting back against the pests that have slipped through.
To stay ahead of the threat of Hungry Pests, we're assisting other countries in their pest control efforts and working to stop the pests at the source.
Here are a few of our key efforts:
It's vital to do an effective job at stopping Hungry Pests at the gate. Working with other countries, we've established a host of barriers. And we help make sure our border inspections are working.
Here are a few of our border efforts:
When Hungry Pests slip through, we're committed to hunting them down and putting them in their place. We work with state partners on detection and control, and we help spread the word to make sure everyone is doing their part.
Here are a few of our current efforts: