The troublesome Asian long-horned beetle has re-emerged, this time from trees in Mississauga, leaving its perfectly round exit holes and fears of another invasion.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said inspectors confirmed the pestís presence northeast of Pearson airport in late September, after a person found one of the distinctive beetles on his car in August.
Twenty trees have since been removed and two have been confirmed infested, according to the CFIA. A 2.4-kilometre swath of land near the American Drive Business Park, an industrial park at highways 427 and 409, is being surveyed.
The Mississauga tree canopy...(read more)