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NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- May 18 - 24 has been designated Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Beetle Awareness Week and the public is being asked to "Promise not to move firewood." Federal and State agencies are waging war against the EAB, a small but destructive beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees since being detected in 2002.
Proclaims 'Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G.
The tree-killing emerald ash borer has been found in Minnesota, which has the nation's second-highest number of ash trees after Maine, scientists said. The long-expected pest was found this week in a tree in St.
Floridaâ€™s thriving avocado industry could be in danger due to the arrival of the redbay ambrosia beetle.
US Forest Service scientists have completed a study on a beetle that was first detected in California in 2004, but has now attacked 67 percent of the oak trees in an area 30 miles east of San Diego.
Quarantine Imposed; Campers Urged to Stop Transporting Firewood HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles, an invasive species that destroy ash trees, were identified in Granville, Mifflin County, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced today.
A researcher at North Carolina State University is tracking the movement of the Redbay Ambrosia beetle, an invasive insect that, if it spreads to southeast Florida, may severely affect the production of avocados, a $15 million to $30 million industry in the state.
Mountain pine beetles devastating lodgepole pine stands across the West might best be kept in check with aerial application of flakes containing a natural substance used in herbal teas that the insects release to avoid overcrowding host trees, according to a team of scientists.
Cooperation between insects and bacteria suggests inter-species collaboration may be common in many ecosystems.
The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) is native to China and Korea where it causes widespread destruction of poplar, willow, elm, and maple throughout vast areas of eastern Asia. Asian longhorned beetles are big, showy insects: shiny and coal black with white spots. Adults are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. On their head is a pair of very long antennae that are alternately ringed in black and white. The antennae are longer than the insect's body. An invasive species in...