The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the city of Gatineau. This find is outside the current regulated area for the city of Ottawa, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville in Ontario and the city of Gatineau, Québec. The EAB was discovered at the intersection of Boulevard des Allumettières and Rue Crémazie.
Movement restrictions on regulated wood materials will be placed on the affected property. Further regulatory measures will be considered once survey work is completed for the year.
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. For more information, please visit the CFIA website at www.inspection.gc.ca.