EAB Found At UW-EC

posted Dec 5, 2017, 6:11 AM by Ryan Quinn
Emerald ash borer has been found on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the first time it has been seen in Eau Claire County, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will quarantine the county as a result.  

Department of Natural Resources staff collected larvae, or immature insects, on Nov. 27 from a tree on the campus. 

It had been heavily damaged by woodpeckers feeding on the larvae under the bark. 

For private citizens, the quarantine means that they cannot take firewood from quarantined counties to non-quarantined counties. 

For businesses handling wood products that could carry EAB, it means that they must work with DATCP to assure that their products are pest-free before shipping.