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Beetles brought in to help get rid of tree-killing bugs at Mine Kill

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Biologists are attacking tree-killing pests with bug-eating beetles in a southern Schoharie County park as part of a battle against invasive species. About 500 beetles were flown in from the state of Washington and released last month in an area of Mine Kill State Park that’s being attacked by hemlock woolly adelgids, tiny bugs that are tearing their way through forests from Georgia to Maine. The hemlock woolly adelgid is a sap-sucking native of East ...

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