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Outbreak of invasive Japanese beetle detected locally

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A record number of invasive Japanese beetles have been detected in Washington County this summer, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

The ODA said they found 265 Japanese beetles in traps placed in Portland. They said this evidence suggests the invasive insects are breeding here.

The Japanese beetles feed on a variety of plant material including trees, shrubs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

The ODA plans to continue to trap for Japanese beetles in hopes of finding the location of the breeding population and potential treatment next year.

For more information about the Japanese beetle visit: www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/IPPM/InsectsSpiders/Pages/PestAlerts.aspx

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