MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - The tree-killing emerald ash borer has been discovered in another Milwaukee suburb.
State agriculture officials said an adult beetle was found Wednesday in Cudahy. It was in one of the traps designed to locate the presence of the ash borer throughout the state.
The latest bug was found about 5 miles northeast of where several trees were infested in Oak Creek. That discovery was made in January. There continues to be two large infestations around the state in Ozaukee and Washington counties at Newburg – and in Crawford and Vernon counties at Victory.
Smaller discoveries were made in Green Bay and Kenosha. There are state and federal quarantines in effect in 11 counties. Ash materials can only be sold if they’re certified by the state to be safe. The importing of any firewood is also banned in those counties.