Don't Pack A Pest

The purpose of the Don't Pack A Pest Program is to educate international travelers about the risks associated with carrying certain types of food, plants, or other agricultural items in luggage and packages. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and California Department of Food and Agriculture developed the Don’t Pack a Pest program. This federal-state cooperative program is working to safeguard food and agriculture in the United States and beyond. 

Starting in 2015, multiple groups have worked on cooperative research to expand the Don't Pack a Pest message and strategically evaluate current messaging and outreach. A growing list of partners includes Oregon State University Sea Grant Extension, Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Invasive Species Council, Port of Portland, California Department of Food and Agriculture, U.S Customs & Border Protection, USDA-APHIS, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Portland State University, Portland Community College, Lane Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, and the Northwest Oregon International Educators. 


GUIDELINES FOR TRAVELERS 

Check out the NEW Don't Pack a Pest Traveler Guidelines. PDF linked here: 


HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF I CAN BRING SOMETHING INTO THE UNITED STATES?

The Don't Pack A Pest Campaign wants you to find out if the items you travel with or ship into the United States are restricted. Learn more about what you can bring at: http://www.dontpackapest.com/Travel-Guidelines