MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A survey trap placed by the state to check the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer turns up six of the destructive beetles.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Monday morning released the findings of the traps that were placed around the county.
Six adult insects were found in one trap in the Town of Medary about a mile east of the La Crosse city limits according to the release.
This marks the first time the beetle was found in La Crosse County. The DATCP says that La Crosse County will join the list of quarantined counties in the state with neighboring counties possibly added the list. Vernon and Crawford Counties are already on the list of eight counties.
The Emerald Ash Borer was also discovered near the Iowa border in southern Houston County in Minnesota.