Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle (Tetropium fuscum)

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Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle

The brown spruce longhorn beetle (BSLB) is an exotic pest of quarantine significance known to affect spruce trees. Native to northern and central Europe, BSLB is a direct threat to the forests of North America and a threat to trade in Canadian forest commodities.

To help prevent the spread of BSLB, the movement of spruce logs, and firewood out of the infested area is restricted. The current regulated area includes the entire province of Nova Scotia.

Moving wood products is the greatest risk to the rapid and long distance spread of BSLB. Help prevent the spread of BSLB - don't move firewood.

Information on the regulated area

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General information about BSLB

Import and Export requirements for wood products

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