We just wanted to give everyone a quick update. For those who have received multiple mailings and door hangers despite submitting a response already we would like to apologize. The USPS had been holding our mail for an unknown amount of time and we have not had an opportunity to process those mailers. Now that USPS has delivered them to us, we will work as quickly as possible to get them entered into our database.
For the future, we recommend filling in the online consent form ASAP to ensure we receive your consent. As always, thank you for your support in eradicating the Japanese beetle from Oregon!
Hello neighbors, I wanted to give you all a brief update. Consent forms have been coming in and we are processing them as quickly as possible. We have already sent out our second round of mailers so we apologize if you receiving a second letter despite consenting.
For those who have not yet consented- You may do so using our online consent form below, or by returning the consent form via the pre-paid envelope provided to you. Please respond as soon as possible. We thank you for your continued support.
Welcome to 2021 neighbors.
This is Austin with the Oregon Department of Agriculture. I wanted to let everyone know we have finalized our Japanese beetle treatment boundary for 2021. If you are seeing this post, that means you are in it!
Follow the link below to view the updated map and see what it means for you! Treatment is free and will follow the same process as last year with an additional foliar spray for some properties. Consent form information has been sent via email and postal mail so please return these ASAP! We will be sending out notifications again soon. Follow the link below to view the updated map and get the details!
We have officially wrapped up our 2020 season. I want to thank everyone who helped make this turbulent year happen.
Overall, 98.5% of you consented to treatment this year. With your help we treated 12,200 residences which came to roughly 4324.5 acres.
This year we trapped 4,490 Japanese beetles in total; 4,218 in the Cedar Mill area. The overall number of beetles trapped in 2020 was down 42% from the previous year. There was a 58% reduction in the number of beetles trapped within our 2019 treatment boundary as a result of the 2019 granular and 2020 foliar treatments. We saw a 67% decrease within the boundaries of the supplementary foliar treatment.
In order to eradicate this pest, we plan to continue our treatment next season. We will continue our aggressive approach in 2021 while we have the upper hand. We are currently planning our 2021 treatment boundary and will share it once it is finalized. We urge everyone to continue not participating in plant exchanges and to adhere to the yard debris quarantine to prevent the spread of the Japanese beetle.
Again, we thank you all for your continued support helping Oregon eradicate the Japanese beetle. It wouldn’t be possible without all of you!
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