Addressing Invasive Species
August 29, 2014
The USDA and FDACS are both on the attack when it comes to stopping invasive species. Programs such as the Don’t Pack a Pest and Hungry Pests campaigns reach out to people traveling internationally that may be bringing in pests illegally or without knowing by packing fruits, vegetables, and many other agricultural products that can harbor pests. These programs work together to protect us from invasive species entering our borders and hurting our agriculture and ecosystems. We can all feel a little safer knowing that Linus, the Don’t Pack a Pest detector dog, would stop Hungry Pest’s Vin Vasive in his tracks if he tried to enter a United States port of entry. Go Linus!