April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking the public to help prevent the spread of invasive pests, which cost our nation an estimated $120 billion each year in damages to our environment, agriculture and native species. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has identified 18 “Hungry Pests” as some of the most destructive invasive species that people can unknowingly spread in the things they move, pack and bring home from vacations. For more information, see top invasive pest threats.
News and Events
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Post Date: Apr 20, 2015
National Invasive Species Awareness Week.
Participate in events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional and national scales.
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Post Date: Feb 23, 2015