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South Florida customs intercepts five pests never seen before in US
AP ^ | April 15, 2011

Posted on 04/15/2011 7:15:46 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

MIAMI— Customs inspectors in Miami have intercepted five pests that had never been seen before in the U.S. during this year's first three months.

The list includes a longhorn beetle found in railroad ties from Argentina, a leafhopper in a mint shipment from Colombia and a moth in a container of fresh okra from Honduras.

The bugs were found by Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at Miami International Airport and Port Everglades in Broward County.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: customs; pests
They are adding to the mosiac that is America. /sarc.
1 posted on 04/15/2011 7:15:49 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Diversity is strength.

Up is down.


2 posted on 04/15/2011 7:18:09 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: ecomcon
You forgot :

War is peace.

Slavery is freedom

3 posted on 04/15/2011 7:20:25 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They are just here to destroy the crops American bugs don’t want to destroy.


4 posted on 04/15/2011 7:20:45 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Where were they when Obama came over from Kenya.


5 posted on 04/15/2011 7:22:02 AM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Customs inspectors in Miami have intercepted five pests that had never been seen before in the U.S. during this year's first three months. The list includes a longhorn beetle found in railroad ties from Argentina, a leafhopper in a mint shipment from Colombia and a moth in a container of fresh okra from Honduras. The bugs were found by Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at Miami International Airport and Port Everglades in Broward County.

"Just doing the jobs that Americans won't do."

6 posted on 04/15/2011 7:24:12 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: ConservativeStatement

good grief - we can’t even grow our own mint and okra any more?


7 posted on 04/15/2011 7:24:28 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: ConservativeStatement
Customs missed this one.


8 posted on 04/15/2011 7:24:51 AM PDT by TexasPatriot1 (I am unique, Just like everybody else.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Longhorn bettles are REALLY bad. Areas of Massachusetts have been hit really hard by them.


9 posted on 04/15/2011 7:25:28 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Peter from Rutland

I’m a bit confused....Customs Inspectors indicate that the Longhorn beetle has never been seen in the USA before but yet you indicate that they are a problem in MA. What gives?


10 posted on 04/15/2011 7:31:56 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: ConservativeStatement
South Florida customs intercepts five pests never seen before in US

Five more of 0bama's half-brothers and half-sisters.

11 posted on 04/15/2011 7:36:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: meowmeow

No kidding. I grew up in an area surrounded by mint fields here in Michigan. I can still remember the smell of rotting mint.


12 posted on 04/15/2011 7:42:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

I’m only guessing but probably a different species of the same creature. I live in S. FL and we are being overrun by invasive species. Some are fairly benign (altho I suppose if you are the native species you don’t think so—but in the big scheme of things, does it really matter if the pretty little green anole goes away and is replaced by the less attractive brown anole?).

On the other hand, some of them ARE problems. I the long run (and I mean the LONG run) the earth will work it out, but in the short run, it may be costly to agriculture and homeowners etc.


13 posted on 04/15/2011 7:45:33 AM PDT by brytlea (A tick stole my tagline....)
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To: ConservativeStatement

You can thank the Free Trade Communists who push Free Trade nonsense.

Not only does Free Trade Communism cost America jobs, and pushes us closer to a Global one-world government (the UN, IMF, World Bank are major pushers of Free Trade)....it brings in unwanted vermin that would have been prevented from coming in the past

In fact, many of the Free Trade agreements pushed and passed by Free Trade Communists prohibit the USA from conducting inspections on much of the stuff coming from outside the USA. I wonder how much of these critters have already got into the USA before customs finally discovered it

Lord knows what kind of crap has come in from Communist China, the poster children of Free Trade Communists


14 posted on 04/15/2011 7:49:25 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (If I Was Really Born in Hawaii...I Would Proudly Show My Birth Certificate)
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To: meowmeow

not in the winter


15 posted on 04/15/2011 8:00:34 AM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

It’s the particular type of longhorn beetle. The Asian longhorn beetle devastates trees, mainly maple, pine and that sort. It can’t handle oak (thank God).

This must be a type of longhorn they’ve never seen before. There are also others around that don’t harm trees.


16 posted on 04/15/2011 8:01:44 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: ConservativeStatement

“longhorn beetle found in railroad ties from Argentina”

These types of insect can literally destroy millions of acres of timber and cost billions of dollars.
That is why all lumber , even if is used in a pallet , be shipped out of the US & Canada needs to be HT stamped.
HT = Heat Treated to a temp. for a minimum time period to kill any infestation of insects.


17 posted on 04/15/2011 8:12:23 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Drivel......


18 posted on 04/15/2011 8:18:51 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Not drivel. You speak the truth.


19 posted on 04/15/2011 11:55:55 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: ConservativeStatement
South Florida customs intercepts five pests never seen before in US


20 posted on 04/15/2011 11:58:43 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

and Yahoo Serious.


21 posted on 04/15/2011 11:59:25 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

thanks China!

22 posted on 04/15/2011 12:01:47 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (I like it that FR still spell checks "obama")
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