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Ship infested with tree-killing bugs ordered to leave New Orleans
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Federal agents inspecting a cargo ship near New Orleans ordered it out of the country after finding it infested with a type of Asian beetle that has been destroying trees in the U.S. for about 25 years.

They discovered the invasive beetle in wood onboard the Pan Jasmine on July 17, just after the 590-foot-long vessel anchored in the Mississippi River about a mile downriver from New Orleans, according U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. Flagged under Panama, the ship had previously offloaded a shipment of aluminum in Vera Cruz, Mexico, after departing a port in India.


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“No reason was provided as to why the [wood] was refused discharge in Mexico, and this raised a red flag,” the agency said Wednesday.

The wood was found to have burrowing holes and fresh sawdust. U.S. Department of Agriculture insect specialists identified five pests in the wood, two of them - the beetle and a type of ant - considered serious risks to U.S. crops.


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The beetle, a member of the Cerambycidae family of longhorned beetles, bores into wood and can feed on a wide variety of trees in the U.S., eventually killing them. The ant, a member of the Myrmicinae family, forms permanent colonies that can compete with native species and damage crops.


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“If the wood had been offloaded into the U.S., it would have been put in a Louisiana landfill where the insects could crawl out and invade the local habitat, causing incalculable damage,” said Terri Edwards, the agency's New Orleans area port director.


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re: Ship infested with tree-killing bugs ordered to leave New Orleans
Just 2 weeks


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dgnx6
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re: Ship infested with tree-killing bugs ordered to leave New Orleans
fricking Asian long horned beetles.



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it would have been put in a Louisiana landfill

We taking Mexico's trash now? Thanks O'Biden.


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fricking Asian long horned beetles.


Very boring insect


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calcotron
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re: Ship infested with tree-killing bugs ordered to leave New Orleans
Burn that junk up!


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emboslice
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Interesting. I'm in the PNW and there are a ton of trees that are noticeable dying at an alarming rate. I have been wondering if it's been a disease, never really thought about it being some type of bug. But with the frickery that goes on out here in these parts, I wouldn't be surprised to hear they were purposefully released. Going study bugs now.


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If they infect the oaks along St Charles I swear to god.


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PapaPogey
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Was in Colorado a few weeks ago and it’s truly amazing the amount of dead pines from beetles.


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East Coast Band
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Surprised Biden doesn't order the ship to continue on unloading in America.
He is trying to destroy everything with illegal immigrants


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Eighteen
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Stop Asian hate


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jamiegla1
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re: Ship infested with tree-killing bugs ordered to leave New Orleans
Every invasive species you love…


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Sao
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re: Ship infested with tree-killing bugs ordered to leave New Orleans
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Interesting. I'm in the PNW and there are a ton of trees that are noticeable dying at an alarming rate


Emerald ash borer has all but made ash in Canada an extinct species of tree with no way to stop it. It's in Amwrica now as well and moving.
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DarkDrifter
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Torpedo that fricking thing the minute it hits international waters...


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Cannon
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These mother truckin' sneaky Chinese funks!!! When are we gonna nuke these bastards? Or at least blow up the damn dam!


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Relham10
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:They have to go back: trump gif


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Eli Goldfinger
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re: Ship infested with tree-killing bugs ordered to leave New Orleans
I had a longhorned beetle on my back porch last week.


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Emerald ash borer has all but made ash in Canada an extinct species of tree with no way to stop it


Yep, a while back I noticed some purple triangle-shaped boxes hanging in some trees. I did some investigating and they were apparently ash borer traps.


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jrobic4
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PNW


These beetles are doing tremendous throughout the northwest. Random observation, but we were in whitefish Montana today, and a park ranger was explaining ways that they're trying to develop resistant trees...


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Just what the city needs, more killing.


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