Southern Pine Beetle Found in the Capital Region

An unwanted pest makes its way to our area

The Agency is reporting that the Southern Pine Beetle has been found in our area.

A Pine Beetle was found in a trap near Rapp Road in Albany.

It is the first time that a Southern Pine Beetle has been found so far to the North.

State DEC says these invasive pests can pose a significant threat to New York State's Pine Forests.

They are working to stay ahead of a possible infestation from these destructive pests.

Photo: University of Florida Website


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