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Volume 15, Issue 2
February 2017


Beetle eradication update

Destructive Japanese beetles have been discovered in Cedar Mill and Bethany, and the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is planning an aggressive campaign to eradicate them before they can spread.

Japanese beetle in a rose.

Clint Burfitt, Program Manager with the Insect Pest Prevention and Management Program has these suggestions for those interested in learning more about the plan:

Invite ODA to your HOA meeting or other community meeting. Email or call 1-800-525-0137 to schedule a meeting.

Let us know who your landscape maintenance company is by emailing We will be working with area landscapers to ensure the Japanese beetle isn’t spread to other areas through green waste.

Share our website information with your neighbors.

People in the affected area will receive a postcard with a PIN number that will allow them access to an online form to provide communication information. If you receive a postcard, ODA encourages you to sign up. The website is

Attend / invite neighbors to the open houses:

  • Mar. 4, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman
  • Mar. 6, 5:15-7:15 pm, Cedar Mill Library, 12505 NW Cornell

Share information about the project on your social media sites, (Facebook, NextDoor, etc.)

A drawing of beetles on roses.


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