The Department of Agriculture has bad news for farmers and gardeners: the infamous Japanese beetle is again once making inroads in North Dakota.

The Tribune reports the Japanese beetle larvae were found in nursery stock shipped to North Dakota.
They've been found in the state before. But an NDSU entomologist says the state likely now has an established population of the destructive beetle.
The beetle can be controlled with insecticides. But a spokesman says it still causes about $450 million in damage each year in the U.S.

To learn how to deal with the beetle, contact the State Department of Agriculture of the NDSU Extension in Burleigh or Morton Counties.

[Bismarck Tribune]