We are a culture that orders anything and everything online, from all over the world. The opportunity for insects and invasive species to arrive along with your order is probably more likely than you think, despite the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s container inspections at our ports.
Boxes and packaging may be particularly attractive places for bugs, especially if a food source is available in your order. They make cozy homes, and the packaging material makes a good place to lay eggs. Lack of food usually won’t deter bugs since some insects have been known to survive up to 40 days without food.
Shripat Kamble, former director of the certification program for the Entomological Society of America and a professor of Entomology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, says that pests that may survive shipment include mice, roaches, moths, beetles, spiders and bedbugs, among others.
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