Be an ace beetle detective. Check your yard, street trees, and neighborhood green spaces for signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) and the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetle, which have destroyed millions of trees throughout the United States. Since their discovery, infestations of ALB have been reported in four states and infestations of EAB in thirteen states. There could be other undetected infestations in the country as well. The USDA and the Arnold Arboretum are partnering to ask New England residents to participate in the Volunteer Forest Pest Survey. We need your help to determine if either of these damaging beetles have arrived in your community.
You can help us stop the spread of these pests-and the devastation they inflict on our forests, parks and neighborhoods-by searching for signs of both beetles. Just follow these simple steps:
Thanks for your help in our efforts to control the further spread of these destructive insects in our region.