Pharr CBP discovers rare pests

Two of these pests are discovered in a shipment of celery.

Pharr Customs and Border Protection.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - South Texas certainly has its share of pests, but a very rare pest from across the border has made it's way into the country.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge recently intercepted a rare pest, a first in the nation discovery along with another quarantine significant pest in a shipment of celery.

The pests, known as "Signorets", are raising a lot of questions about how they will affect local vegetation.

Tonight on KGNS News at Six, reporter Christian Von Preysing gives us more on this story.

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