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 United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Date posted: 08/09/2011
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. An adult beetle was collected from a survey trap at a rest stop on Highway 17 near Wendover, Ontario. Survey traps have been set up at high-risk areas throughout Eastern and Northern Ontario.

Movement restrictions, which prohibit the movement of all ash materials: logs, branches, and wood chips, as well as all species of firewood, from the affected site, have been put in place. Property owners in the affected area have been notified of these restrictions. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

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. Additional information is available on the CFIA website at www.inspection.gc.ca/pests or by calling 1-866-463-6017.