The Columbus Dispatch: New Jersey says it has booted the Asian longhorned beetle


Asian longhorned beetle
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There is hope, Ohio. Today, New Jersey officials declared that the state is free of Asian longhorned beetles after a 10-year fight.

The Star-Ledger reports: "After more than a decade, we can declare New Jersey is free of this invasive pest," state Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher said at a press conference in Linden, one of four towns in Middlesex and Union counties where residents discovered the beetles between August 2004 and August 2006.

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