July 15, 2009
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that emerald ash borer (EAB) was found in Welland. The infested trees are located in the Carl Road and Darby Road area. The CFIA is carrying out increased surveying of trees in the area to determine the extent of the infestation.

There have been numerous finds of this pest in Ontario and in one location in Quebec. The CFIA continues to work towards slowing the spread of the pest.

The emerald ash borer does not spread quickly on its own. The key to limiting the spread of this beetle is to get people to stop moving potentially infested ash materials, such as logs, branches, nursery stock, wood chips, and firewood of all species to non-infested locations. Area residents can play a key role to control EAB by avoiding actions that promotes its spread.