Unsuspecting travellers bring in plants, animals, animal products, food and other agricultural items that can contain harmful pests and diseases.
“Don’t Pack a Pest” is the result of partnership between the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to improve inter-governmental cooperation in carrying out agricultural safeguarding activities in Florida ports of entry and beyond. One recommendation was the ongoing need to develop public outreach and education concerning what the traveling public should know and what they can do to help protect our agricultural and natural resources from exotic pest organisms. Learn more at http://dontpackapest.com/
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