USDA Plugs in New Pest and Disease Identification Web Page
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has launched a new Pests and Diseases web page. This new page lists all pest and disease programs managed by APHIS. These include pests such as the Asian citrus psyllid, European grapevine moth, spotted wing drosophila, and spotted lanternfly.
On the new page, users can search by type (plant, animal), keyword (fruit fly, citrus, etc.), or by the specific pest or disease (oriental fruit fly). Users can also scroll through the page, which lists the pests and diseases alphabetically and includes a corresponding image.
APHIS created the web page to make it easier for its users to find critical information on pests and diseases of concern. With this tool, members of the public will have the information they need to report pests and diseases.
To visit the page, go to www.aphis.usda.gov/pests-and-diseases.