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TAG: Animal and Planet Health Inspection Service

APHIS declares Boston area free of ALB

May 12, 2014By

The U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) declared the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) was effectively eradicated from an area in Boston. The beetle was discovered in Boston in July 2010. To control the pest, 10-square miles were regulated in Norfolk and Suffolk counties—an area that included the neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Roxbury, West... read more