A suspicious looking beetle found Wednesday has been confirmed as the Emerald Ash Borer. DATCP pest specialist Mick Skwarok says the bug was found in Cudahy. This makes the third Milwaukee County community where an EAB was found, the others being Oak Creek and Franklin.
The latest EAB is the result of the purple traps set up around Wisconsin until the beginning of August. “There are several weeks left until we’ve got all of our survey data. Who knows what we’ll find between now and then,” says Skwarok.
The tree killing pest has been found in eleven Wisconsin counties many of which are in the eastern part of the state. All of those counties are under federal and state quarantine which includes any ash material prohibited from being moved out of the quarantine area.