You Ask....Patch Answers....Lanterns in Trees
Have you seen the lanterns? Find out who put them there.
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This week, a Shrewsbury Patch reader asked what is going on with the lanterns around town that are hanging from trees.
The black, Japanese-style lanterns are traps for the Asian longhorn beetle. They were placed by the DCR/USDA to ascertain if ALB is in the area, according to Town Manager Dan Morgado.
Asian longhorn beetles have been found in the past on Bryant Avenue in town. There is also a video on how to spot the beetles in town.
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