Before you move, check your outdoor items for pests. Don't give hungry pests a ride to your new neighborhood.
Hungry pests can hide in untreated firewood. Burn wood in the same area where you buy it or use heat-treated wood so pests can’t hitch a ride.WHO'S HITCHIKING?
Before moving in an RV, check your vehicle and outdoor items and remove any pests and egg masses.
When you travel abroad, don’t bring fruits, veggies, flowers, or plants where pests can hide. It’s like giving them a U.S. passport.
Mailing homegrown plants and produce can give hidden pests a free ride to a new address. It's safer to stick with other kinds of gifts.
WHAT'S AT RISK?
Before you buy plants or seeds online from another country, contact your local USDA office to find out if they’re allowed.
Picture This: Plant Health Photo Contest
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is hosting a photo contest and people all over the world are submitting pictures. Learn more and enter your photos for a chance to win. SCOUT OUT THE COMPETITION
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