TAG: emerald ash borer

Space invaders: Invasive insects

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

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

Purdue professors release EAB, pollinator safety tools

March 17, 2015By

Professors in the department of entomology at Purdue University released two new resources regarding emerald ash borer (EAB) and pollinator safety. The resources include EAB self-study courses and a neonicotinoid pollinator website. Each self-study course—with options targeted toward green industry professionals, master gardeners and/or mangers of outdoor recreation areas—is made up of 100 slides to guide professionals through the history,... read more

Download: Identify Emerald Ash Borer damage (PDF)

December 9, 2014By

Featured is a PDF version of the December 2014 Step by Step on “How to identify Emerald Ash Borer damage” for use in company training efforts. Click here to download. read more

Step by Step: Identify EAB damage

December 9, 2014By
Illustrations: Fiverr.com/artist_team

Infestations of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) once were confined to the Upper Midwest U.S. Now they’re in Canada, as far east as New Hampshire and as far west as Colorado—and spreading further. Not to mention, one researcher has found evidence the invasive green beetle now is attacking the white fringetree, an ash relative. Here are some tips for you... read more

Researchers lure EAB to electrocution with female decoys

November 20, 2014By

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) might have met its maker. A team of international researchers created female EAB beetle decoys that electrocute male EAB beetles when they attempt to mate. “We coated a dead female beetle with a vapor of nickel, and used the ‘nickelized’ shell to fabricate two matching molds in the shape of a resting beetle,” said Akhlesh Lakhtakia,... read more

EAB apparently spreads to white fringetree

October 15, 2014By

Entomology Today reported the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) allegedly has spread to the white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus), according to a research from Don Cipollini, Ph.D., of Wright State University. Cipollini, who has studied EAB for 10 years, caught sight of EABs attacking a white fringetree in August. “I walked up to the tree, saw the hole right in front of... read more