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Asian Long-Horned Beetle eradicated from Canada

Canada has eradicated the destructive Asian Long-Horned Beetle first detected in the Toronto area a decade ago after hitching a ride across the Pacific in wood packaging materials. Nearly 30,000 infested and susceptible trees were removed from Toronto and nearby Vaughan where the beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) had been detected in 2003, in order to halt its spread. "Today marks an important milestone in our fight against invasive pests," Agriculture Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux said in a statement.
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