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4 Honored for Japanese Beetle fight

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Japanese Beetle, this town ain't big enough for the both of us.

That's what they said in Orem, Utah -- and it worked! Two years ago, folks there became serious about battling the spread of Japanese Beetles. Agriculture officials established a take-no-prisoner attitude toward holding off the beetle invasion in their hometown.

Four people, including the Mayor of Orem, were recently honored for their efforts to put the beetles on the run. Their efforts were so successful that only 98 beetles were found in traps this year, compared to 2100 in the previous year.

September 16, 2008 in Bugs in the news, Japanese Beetles | Permalink

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