The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Bruce County, Ontario. The beetle was discovered in Waterworks Park in the town of Lucknow.
Movement restrictions, which prohibit the movement of all ash materials such as logs, branches, wood chips, and, 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.
The presence of EAB has now been confirmed in 26 Ontario counties, and in three areas in the province of Québec. 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.
Additional information is available on the CFIA website at www.inspection.gc.ca/pests or by calling 1-866-463-6017.