YAKIMA, Wash.--The Washington Department of Agriculture is reporting a spike in numbers of Japanese Beetles in the lower Yakima Valley. The department says more than 23-thousand-500 beetles have been trapped so far this year. That's compared to just three beetles last year. The beetles eat many plants that are used for agriculture in Central Washington and are considered an invasive species.

Learn more, or report a sighting at: https://agr.wa.gov/departments/insects-pests-and-weeds/insects/japanese-beetle

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