And from Milwaukee, some unhappy insect news:

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Wisconsin

Mick Skwarok, a spokesman for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, also said the agency will order a quarantine of Ozaukee County, probably Washington County and potentially other counties before the end of the week as a first step in trying to stop the invasive pest.

The agency is meeting with the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on the quarantine, a tactic used by other states when outbreaks have occurred.

About 750 million trees are at risk in Wisconsin.

Pretty much everything you would want to know about EAB can be found at the Emerald Ash Borer portal.

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!

One Comment

  1. They are a very pretty insect though, with some amazing infrared receptors.

    However, that is very bad news for Wisconsin.

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