Originally Posted by Darral T.
Wow...that's a shocker
. Never thought about "wood" blocks being an issue. ...
I dunno.... just seems to me paranoia is taking over the world to the point of removing "peace" and "relaxation" from everything!
I understand the reason many of these "rules" are there. I also understand that they can change from day to day. We've learnt to check the border websites to make sure the contents of the "sealed" bag of dog food does not contain something that may have been temporarily banned.
I forget which bug it was (Emerald Ash Borer or Asian Longhorned Beetle) that is a major concern on both sides of the border. I heard they traced bug zero to skids carrying products that normally would not be inspected for bugs.
Reasonable caution should not be considered Paranoia. If you are turned back at the border, you can't try to return for 24 hours. If you are a Nexus card holder, you are considered a "trusted traveler" and can bypass the long lineups at the border. One transgression and they can pull your card. Neither is a risk we want to take.