We need your consent and your support! Japanese beetle has been found in the Cedar Mill neighborhood. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is trying to get rid of it before it becomes a problem for everyone in Oregon and negatively impacts Oregon’s agricultural industry.
ODA has been tasked with demonstrating public support for the Japanese beetle eradication project. Residents will be receiving mailers today and tomorrow with a link to an online consent form as well as a consent form that can be mailed to ODA. Residents only need to fill out one or the other, not both.
To help residents learn about the project, ODA will be going door-to-door on March 16, 18, 23, and 25 to answer questions and collect consent forms. We’ll be ready to answer questions and to collect your consent forms. ODA will also have a table at Bales Thriftway all day March 18 and 25 and at the Cedar Mill Library in the afternoon on March 18 and 25.
ODA needs to start treatment soon for Japanese beetle—both for timing of the targeted insect stage AND getting rid of the beetles before the population becomes too widespread. Now is the time to demonstrate support and sign your consent.
Header photograph by Whitney Cranshaw, bugwood.org