USDA Uses New Website to Reduce the Spread of Invasive Pests

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The United States Department of Agriculture has a new informational website aimed at preventing the spread of invasive plant pests. You can do your part by visiting and learning what pests to be on the look out for in your area and what you can do to help. Check out pictures of harmful pests, use the state-by-state Pest Tracker, report pests and stay connected with others in your area. Why should you help? According to the Hungry Pests, “When exotic insect pests are excluded from the local ecosystems, we all benefit in the form of lower food costs, increased recreational value of public and private lands and protection of urban and rural landscapes.”