Beetles can be moved in yard debris through the removal and movement of items such as sod and grass clippings. The risk of moving beetles is highest over the summer when adult beetles are emerging from the soil and moving around to feed and find mates.
It is very important that beetles are contained within Washington County while treatment takes effect. Containment efforts are ramping up, with a quarantine on all yard debris still in effect and expanding in 2018. Residences will receive electronic notices from Oregon Department of Agriculture, along with other communications planned throughout the summer.
For more information about the quarantine check back on our Prevention page for the most recent information.
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS POST IS AN ARCHIVE FROM 2017.
In order to keep Japanese beetle from spreading while the adults are actively feeding and breeding aboveground, the ODA has established a yard debris quarantine in the area of Cedar Mill and Bethany. As part of the quarantine, residential yard debris including grass clippings, plants with soil, and sod must be contained and placed in curbside yard debris bins or transported directly to the drop off site at Northwest Landscape Services. Compost and transfer facilities are not allowed to accept yard debris from the quarantine area. These containment efforts are necessary to keep the infestation from spreading by way of current waste management practices. To learn more, please visit our Prevention page.
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