Unsolicited seeds from China appearing in mailboxes

first_img Email the author Unsolicited seeds from China appearing in mailboxes By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Published 10:48 pm Monday, July 27, 2020 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Walmart grant will help TPD slow speeders The Troy Police Department received a grant from Walmart on Mondayto help the department purchase a portable radar sign. “This… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The seeds can be of different sizes and colors.The ADAI is currently asking all residents of unsolicited seeds not to plant the seeds and, if the seeds are in a sealed package, not to open the package and not to dispose of the seeds.Suspicious seed deliveries should be reported to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection service at 1-800-877-3835. The seeds and packaging should be kept until the USDA provides further instructions.Postmasters at the Banks and Brundidge post offices said no reports of the unsolicited seeds have been reported. Efforts to reach the Troy Police Office were not successful By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Unsolicited seed packages from China have been delivered to residents in Alabama and in other states across the country.The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries reported that the seeds are being delivered through the United States Postal Service and are often mislabeled as “jewelry.”Such practice is known as agricultural smuggling.“We urge all residents to be on the lookout for similar packages. These seeds could be invasive or be harmful to livestock,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel State Rep. Wes Allen had words of caution for local residents regarding any unsolicited packages.“If you receive any package in the mail that you did not order, do not open the package and alert the authorities,” he said.Other than Alabama, residents have reported receiving suspicious packages of seeds in Arizona, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Washington State. On Monday afternoon, Georgia was added to the list.last_img read more