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TAG: Asian Longhorned Beetle

Space invaders: Invasive insects

August 31, 2018By
Photo: Leah Bauer, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station,

Invasive pests are a threat to trees, shrubs, landscapes and crops in every region of the U.S. Left unchecked, they can devastate entire plant species, threatening food supplies and costing billions of dollars in damages. In addition, they’re a nuisance for homeowners trying to enjoy their lawns and landscapes. These invasive insects easily can be transported from place to place... read more

Arborjet’s IMA-jet now available in Canada

August 5, 2014By

Arborjet’s IMA-jet is now approved for use in Canada for the control of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) tree pests. IMA-jet works via trunk injection, and the formulation specifically is designed to work systemically inside the tree to move quickly to the target. It’s been on the market for nearly 10 years in the U.S. “The... read more

APHIS declares Boston area free of ALB

May 12, 2014By

The U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) declared the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) was effectively eradicated from an area in Boston. The beetle was discovered in Boston in July 2010. To control the pest, 10-square miles were regulated in Norfolk and Suffolk counties—an area that included the neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Roxbury, West... read more

Keep ALB and other pests in check with healthy trees

August 21, 2013By

More than 80,000 trees have been cut to a stump and grinded to nonexistence due to Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) infestations, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The invasive pest dons long antennae and white spots on its 1 to 1½ inch-long, black body. It targets 13 types of trees, thermoregulating itself inside and decorating the trunk with dime-sized... read more

November 2012 Web Extra: A history of ALB in North America

November 23, 2012By

By Joe Boggs, Amy Stone and Dan Herms Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) (Anoplophora glabripennis) was first discovered in North America in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1996. It was later discovered in three other New York City boroughs, in two counties on Long Island, and in two counties in New Jersey; the counties are just across the Hudson River from New York... read more