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Mexican fruit fly

Photo by Rohit Tandon
Photo by Rohit Tandon

April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. This April, as in most others, Texas has its share of invasive pests doing their part to make a $40 billion national problem worse.

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AUSTIN - For the first time since 1927, Texas and the United States have been declared free of the citrus-destroying Mexican fruit fly following four years of successful eradication efforts by the Texas Department of Agriculture and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).