Clermont County released new plans to get rid of the Asian Longhorn Beetle and is asking the public for input on them.
These are the four alternative plans outlined by The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Wednesday:
You can go to this web site http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/ea/alb.shtml to voice your opinion about the plans.
The Asian Longhorn Beetle is a wood-boring invasive pest from Asia that essentially kills trees; it came into this country in solid wood packing materials, such as crates and pallets.
Since the beetle was discovered in Tate and Monroe townships in 2011, over 7,000 infested trees have been removed.
While APHIS scientists believe that the beetle has not spread outside the original 56 mile quarantine zone surveys are continuing to determine the full extent of the infestation.
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