Monitoring The Spread of Emerald Ash Borer
Credit Valley Conservation is working with its partners to monitor the spread of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) throughout the Credit River watershed. By 2009, EAB was detected in the urban southern areas of the watershed, including Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
In the summers of 2013 and 2014 CVC deployed a series of traps in the central and northern areas of the watershed to track the spread of EAB. The EAB traps alerted CVC staff about the pest presence throughout most of the watershed at the end of 2014. Credit Valley Conservation has observed signs and symptoms of EAB throughout the watershed and now assumes the pest is present in the entire watershed.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is the principle agency responsible for regulating EAB in Canada. CFIA has established regulated areas that restrict movement of all ash products, including firewood, outside the regulated area. For updated news on spread, please click here to visit their website.