Destructive Termite Species Intercepted in Philadelphia

Next week — March 15-21, 2015 — is National Termite Awareness Week, an annual observance by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) to promote public vigilance against termites. And what better way is there to promote public vigilance than to capture a potentially destructive termite species stowed away in cargo? The U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Three Non-native Insects Intercepted by CBP Agents in Philadelphia Port

Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists in Philadelphia intercepted two insect species that were never before recorded in the U.S., plus a third one that has never been recorded in the Philadelphia area. The identifications of all three were recently confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The CBP agriculture specialists […]