Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

Canadian Flag Update on the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) in Canada - Emerald Ash Border Confirmed in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and the County of Oxford, Ontario
Date posted: 08/24/2010
Contact: Not Available
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in the Highway 401 and Fountain Street area and in the County of Oxford, Ontario, along Highway 401 near Oxford County Road 3.

Movement restrictions on regulated wood materials will be placed on the affected properties and the owners will be notified. Further regulatory measures will be considered once survey work is completed for the year. The CFIA continues to work with provincial and municipal governments and other stakeholders towards slowing the spread of the EAB.

Under IPPC Standards (e.g., ISPM No. 8), EAB is considered present (only in some areas of Ontario and Québec) and is subject to official control in Canada. For more information, please visit the CFIA website at www.inspection.gc.ca.