The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service (APHIS) launched a new "Pests and Diseases" webpage that lists all
pest and disease programs managed by APHIS as part of its mission to protect
American agriculture and natural resources.
Users of the new webpage can search by type (plant, animal), keyword (avian,
fruit fly, cotton), or by the specific pest or disease (coconut rhinoceros
beetle, brucellosis). The page also lists the pests and diseases
alphabetically and includes a corresponding image. APHIS created the webpage
to make it easier for its customers to find critical information on pests
and diseases of concern. With this tool, the public will have the
information they need to report pests and diseases.