The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, in the following locations:
- Mont-St-Hilaire in the Municipalité régional de comté (MRC) La-Vallée-du-Richelieu, Québec,
- Orangeville in Dufferin County, Ontario, and,
- Pakenham and Carleton Place in Lanark County, Ontario.
Movement restrictions which prohibit the movement of all ash materials such as logs, branches, and wood chips, as well as all species of firewood from the affected sites will be put in place. Property owners will be 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 34 Ontario counties, and in eight areas in the province of Québec. The CFIA is now reporting EAB confirmed finds in Ontario and Québec on a monthly basis. This monthly reporting reflects the confirmed finds for the month prior (for example, reporting for August includes all the confirmed detections from July).
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 613-773-6600.