A big concern for the MFS is that over the years that this beetle went undetected in Worcester, there were thousands of opportunities for its introduction into Maine on infested roundwood products, especially recreational firewood. We urge you to keep your eyes open for these beetles. Even though they have not yet been found in Maine, it is probable that some have been brought in. We hope that any that were brought in were burned before they emerged or died before mating, but we need to be vigilant.
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