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EAB found in 4 more Northeast Wisconsin counties

Emerald ash borer (Image courtesy MGN Online)

(WLUK) -- A beetle that kills ash trees has been found in four more Northeast Wisconsin counties.

The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says the emerald ash borer was found in Green Lake, Marinette, Waupaca and Waushara counties. The bugs were found in monitoring traps set by state and federal officials.

Green Lake County

  • Adult emerald ash borers were found in traps in two different towns: The Town of Green Lake, in the right of way along St. Marie Road just north of Highway 23, and in the Town of Brooklyn, in Margaret Dodge Memorial Park.

Marinette County

  • Adult emerald ash borers were found in traps in three different locations: On Ridge Street in Niagara, County Rd RR in the Town of Wagner, and on South Hilbert Road in the Town of Goodman.

Waupaca County

  • An adult EAB was collected in a trap in the right of way along County Road Q, just south of Highway 10 in the Town of Farmington.

Waushara County

  • An adult EAB was collected from a trap in the right of way along Beechnut Avenue, just west of County Road V in the Town of Deerfield.

EAB was also found in Chippewa County in western Wisconsin, in trees that were dying on private property.

Those counties have been put under quarantine, along with 41 other Wisconsin counties where EAB has been found since 2008.

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