The Japanese beetle made an appearance in Washington again this year and that prompts what comes next in the state eradication program.

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The beetle was located in Benton, Franklin, and Yakima counties.

The season to capture the pest is over but that doesn't mean people can't help when the invasive bug appears again. The WSDA blog shares six ways to help including reporting a Japanese beetle sighting, place a trap of your own, treat your property, do not move plants if you are in a Japanese beetle quarantine area, keep yard waste and soil in the quarantine area, and spread the word not the beetle.

Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture

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