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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.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, Confirmed in Thunder Bay, Ontario - Finding is Outside the Regulated Area

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Canada
Title:
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, Confirmed in Thunder Bay, Ontario - Finding is Outside the Regulated Area
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the Municipality of Thunder Bay, Ontario. This marks the first find outside of the current regulated area, which includes all of southern Ontario up to Algoma, Nipissing, and Greater Sudbury areas, as well as counties in Quebec.

Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material such as logs, branches, and wood chips, as well as all species of firewood from the affected site, is restricted. Property owners in the affected area are being notified of these restrictions. Other enforcement measures, such as expanding the regulated area, may be implemented once the CFIA completes its survey work before the end of 2016.

The CFIA continues to work with federal, provincial, and municipal governments to slow the spread of EAB in Canada.

Under IPPC Standards (e.g. ISPM No. 8), EAB is considered present only in some areas of Ontario and Quebec and is subject to official control in Canada.

Additional information on EAB can be found on the CFIA website, www.inspection.gc.ca/pests, or by calling 613-773-6600.