|Volume 15, Issue 4||
Japanese beetle eradication effort could fail in Cedar Mill
Clint Burfitt, Insect Pest Prevention and Management Program Manager for the Oregon Department of Agriculture, says, “The proposed Japanese beetle eradication project is entering a critical period. The contractor has been hired, and the application of insecticide is scheduled to begin on April 17. The current challenge is that there are approximately 900 properties that have not responded to the consent process. Of those who have responded, approximately 1,300 gave their “yes” consent for treatment and 16 respondents said “no.”
“Our community team and ODA personnel have spent more than 400 hours conducting door-to-door outreach activities. To provide legal access to, and treatment of, the properties who have not responded to the consent form, the Department of Justice would need to issue an administrative legal notification.
“The idea of administering approximately 900 notifications to conduct the necessary insecticide applications is not a popular idea at the Department of Justice. An official notification asking for consent was sent out last week to residents who have not responded. Door-to-door activities are continuing in an attempt to reach those same residents.”
Why should you agree to let the contractors onto your property to sprinkle Acelepryn on your turf?
Please don’t be the person who allows the Japanese beetle to get a foothold in Oregon! Do your research by visiting the information site here, and use the online form or any of the mailed notices to let ODA know that you’ll do your part to protect us.
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