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Invasive Pest Awareness

Photo of Gypsy Moths.The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) urges residents to help stop the threat that invasive plants and pests pose to the state’s agricultural and natural resources. Gardeners can take several easy, low or no cost steps to help reduce the spread of invasive pests and plants. See the news releases below or the Hungry Pest website for specific suggestions.

Consumers, travelers and gardeners can take the following steps to help reduce the spread of invasive pests and plants:

News Release(s):

April 10, 2014
Gardeners Can Take Simple Actions to Avoid the Spread of Invasive Species

Links:

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and click on “Report a pest or disease.”
Emerald Ash Borer
Fire Ants
Gypsy Moths
Hungry Pests

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