September 18, 2003
The beetle is an invasive quarantine insect native to
“We’ve known for some time that the Asian Longhorned Beetle may show up in
The CFIA is implementing an aggressive campaign to control and eradicate this unwanted pest with the full cooperation of the Regional Municipality of York, the City of
Several broadleaf species of trees are at risk from this insect, including all species of maple, along with elm, ash, poplars, alder, arbutus and willow trees. Evergreen or coniferous trees are not at risk.
Should the beetle be found, residents are urged to call the CFIA hotline at 1-800-442-2342. CFIA staff will assess all reports and send inspectors if necessary.
Residents are urged not to transport the beetle, or remove potentially affected trees.
Additional information is available on the CFIA Web site at www.inspection.gc.ca
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