Departmental News

New EAB Locations Map as of May 2015

This map is produced by the USDA Cooperative Emerald Ash Borer Project. Updates are often monthly. Additions to this map from the April 2015 map are: The addition of the initial detections in Dallas County, IA; Fillmore County, MN; Marshall, Preston, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties, WV; and Green County, WI. Additions to the Federal EAB quarantine since the April 1st map are: Dakota County, MN and effective May 1st 2015 the expansion of the quarantine to include all of the State of New York.

USDA Seeks the Public’s Help to Stop Invasive ‘Hungry Pests’

USDA-APHIS has identified 18 “Hungry Pests” as some of the most destructive invasive species that people can unknowingly spread in things they move, pack, and bring home from vacations.

New York Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program Announces Next Steps 2015

New York is one of the few states that has successfully eradicated ALB in some counties. This article from USDA-APHIS outlines their continued efforts in 2015- including quarantines, visual surveys of trees, the removal of infested and high risk host trees, and the application of pesticides.