The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, in the following new locations in Ontario and Québec.
- North of Rice Lake in Peterborough County, and
- Laird Township in the District of Algoma.
- Marieville, in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) of Rouville,
- Low, in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) of La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, and,
- Boisbriand, in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) of Thérèse-De-Blainville.
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 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.