Asian beetle species continues infestation of Ohio woodlands
(Credit, Michigan Conservation Club)
BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) - State officials have expanded a quarantine to stop the invasive Asian longhorn beetle from spreading across Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced last week it was enlarging Clermont County's quarantine area. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/2ujImhr ) the expanded area is 62 square miles (160 sq. kilometers) and includes 576 acres in the East Fork Wildlife Area.
Removal of firewood, branches and other wood is prohibited in quarantined areas to stop beetles and their larvae from spreading.