In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has detected emerald ash borer (EAB) for the first time in Langlade County. This ash-tree-killing beetle appears to have been present in Langlade County for some time prior to detection, with EAB found in Ainsworth, Parrish and Wolf River townships in March.
This is the first new county detection of 2021 and it marks the 59th county detection since EAB was first confirmed in the state in 2008. There are no regulatory changes as a result of this detection since EAB was federally deregulated as of January 14, 2021, and Wisconsin instituted a statewide quarantine in 2018.
For more information about EAB and where it has been found both in Wisconsin and nationally, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/EAB.aspx.