The Asian Longhorn Beetle
You can find ALBs on trees or on objects near trees - check park benches, lampposts, car hoods, patio furniture, walls and other outdoor locations. Transporting firewood or unprocessed lumber is one important way they can spread. Think and inspect before choosing to move firewood any distance! You must not move raw wood products from an ALB quarantine area!
If you can, freeze an insect sample. In any event report your findings to:
In other States, contact the State Dept. of Agriculture or the USDA State Plant Health Director.
This information is from the USDA: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
The ALB is an invasive pest that kills certain hardwood trees. This past year, the ALB was found in the Worcester MA area and an eradication effort is underway. Previously, the beetle has been found in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois. You can help protect trees. Search for signs of ALB infestation. Here's what to look for:
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