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 Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Gatineau Outside the Current Regulated Area
Date posted: 07/07/2011
Contact: Not available

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the city of Gatineau. This find is outside the current regulated area for the city of Ottawa, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville in Ontario and the city of Gatineau, Québec. The EAB was discovered at the intersection of Boulevard des Allumettières and Rue Crémazie.

Movement restrictions on regulated wood materials will be placed on the affected property. Further regulatory measures will be considered once survey work is completed for the year.

The CFIA continues to work with federal, provincial, and municipal governments towards slowing the spread of 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.