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EAB was first discovered in Windsor, Ontario in 2002. Since then, many other municipalities, including most of those in the Greater Toronto Area, have had positive EAB identification. EAB is now confirmed in 32 Ontario Counties (Canadian Food Inspection Agency 2013). In June 2013 EAB was confirmed in Roseneath and in July 2013 EAB was confirmed in the Fenelon Falls area. EAB has also been detected on the north shore of Rice Lake at Hiawatha First Nation. The spread of EAB in Southern Ontario is averaging about 40 km per year west to east and was detected in Peterborough in late summer 2014 in the south and southeast of the City. Insect trapping in 2015 show that numbers are slowly increasing. In the summer of 2015 four infested trees in the Lansdowne/Park Street area were removed and destroyed in order to slow the spread of the EAB. Visual surveys are on-going throughout the winter of 2015/16 and in 2016 insect trapping will be used to monitor the effectiveness of suppression strategies and the build up and continued spread of the EAB in the City.

View a map of EAB Regulated Areas within Canada.