|Volume 16, Issue 7||
Japanese Beetle update
|You have probably noticed these traps around the area. The scent of roses attracts the beetles.|
The project has entered the trapping and detection phase for 2018. Seasonal survey staff is in the process of deploying 5,900 traps to detect Japanese beetle throughout the greater Portland metro area and the northern Willamette Valley. In addition to placing traps to detect Japanese beetles, ODA is also deploying traps for Gypsy moth, Oriental beetle, and other pests that could be harmful to agriculture in the state.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture would like to express its sincere appreciation to the residents in the Japanese beetle treatment area for their cooperation. The project is one of the largest ever undertaken by the department and would not be possible without the help of the community. This is a multi year project, and is proposed to continue until 2021. As soon as details for next year’s operations are known, we will begin reaching out to residents with information.
For the latest on the project, please visit www.japanesebeetlepdx.info.
To learn more about the affected area, visit the interactive map on the project website. Each colored dot is a trap that had beetles in it last year. Click on the dots to see how many were found.
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