Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB)

Asian longhorned beetles, and all wood-boring pests such as the bark beetle that carries the fungus causing Dutch elm disease, are a serious threat to U.S. trees. The beetles bore deep into trees and eventually kill them. Currently, there are no known treatments to fight the Asian longhorned beetle, so destruction of infested trees is the only option. Damage from the 1996 infestation in New York resulted in the removal of many trees and cost State and Federal governments over $5 million. Asian longhorned beetles eat and live in many different hardwood species, and several other wood-boring pests threaten
 softwoods, such as pine and spruce.

Reference Sites for ALB Information

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