NC Officials Urge Residents To Report Any Unsolicited Seed Deliveries From China


If you receive seeds in the mail that you did not order, please do not plant them.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) has just issued a statement warning North Carolinians about a new internet scam known as “brushing”.

The statement notes that “international shipment of plant material is unlawful and NCDA&CS asks anyone who received one of these unsolicited foreign shipments to save the contents along with all shipping labels and contact the Plant Industry Division toll free at 800-206-9333”.

Officials say that planting unsolicited seeds could cause the introduction of an invasive species, or an unknown diseases that could kill local plants, harm livestock or threaten our environment.