Prevention tips for travelers

Know the origin of what you're buying. Imported goods are pathways for invasive species, so buy local when you have the option.

Don't "pack a pest" when traveling. Fruits and vegetables, plants, insects and animals can carry pests or become invasive themselves. Declare all food and plant materials at airports and checkpoints. Many of these items are safe and legal, but let professionals make the decision instead of putting Oregon at risk.

Don't be a human pathway for invasives. When buying goods packed in crates or wood packaging, take a look. If you see holes or evidence of insects in the wood, report it to 1.866.INVADER or at

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