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DATCP Resumes Battle Against Emerald Ash Borer

Earlier this month, the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) began putting up thousands of purple sticky traps designed to capture the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetle. Once the beetle lands in the trap, the adhesive captures the insect. DATCP checks the traps throughout the summer to monitor the presence of these damaging beetles. A native of eastern Asia, the EAB has destroyed millions of trees in the twelve states where they have invaded since 2002. Wisconsin counties began experiencing infestations last summer, and the beetle’s spread in the state has generally gone from the southeastern corner to other areas. For more information on efforts to identify and combat the EAB, click the link above.