Got Pests?

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Posted by justtracy | Posted in Invasives, Pests | Posted on 07-08-2013

August is the time of year when the only thing that seems to be going strong in your garden are pests!

Check out a new website campaign from the USDA: Hungry Pests

“Hungry Pests is the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs signature outreach initiative to raise public awareness about the invasive pest threat. Its goals include:

  • Elevating the issue of invasive pests among the general public
  • Educating the public about the threats that invasive pests pose
  • Increasing awareness about safe and effective solutions to combat them

The pests targeted by the Hungry Pests initiative are federally regulated invasive species whose introduction into the United States and spread within the country is assisted by the activities of the general public. These pests have the ability to cause significant harm to U.S. agricultural and environmental resources. Through the Hungry Pests website and outreach materials, the public can learn how to Leave Hungry Pests Behind.”

You can track invasive pests by state, watch the latest public service announcement, and find other information on how you can help prevent/control the spread of invasive pests.

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