CBP intercepts pests found in peonies.

Polydrusus sp_photo for news release

Image of the polydrusus, source: CBP Media Release

According to a CBP media release on Monday, July 8th, CBP agriculture specialists at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) discovered a live insect in a shipment of fresh cut peony flowers from Italy. The live inspects were submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was identified as a Polydrusus. The Polydrusus is a pest that damages the host plant, mostly fruit trees, by causing heavy destruction to the leaves and buds.

CBP seized the entire shipment and subsequently destroyed the shipment by steam sterilization.

If you have had an seizure for pests, or wood-boring wasps and want to discuss your options on what to do after a shipment has been seized for pests, contact experienced seizure attorney David Hsu by phone/text at 832-896-6288 or by email at attorney.dave@yahoo.com, dh@gjatradelaw.com.

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