Stopping The Spread of EAB

Due to the huge threat the Emerald Ash borer (EAB) beetle poses to America’s trees, Federal, State and local governments are taking steps to detect, control and prevent the human spread of the beetle, including quarantining infested areas.

We also need your help to stop the spread of EAB. Look for it and report signs of infestation. Since the beetle and its larvae are hard to spot, one of the most important things you can do is never move firewood – it may contain the beetle, its larvae or eggs. Humans can unknowingly transport the EAB hundreds of miles in firewood. Cutting a tree into firewood does not kill all EAB developing inside it. Adult beetles can still emerge. The best approach is to burn firewood where you buy it. Don’t take it to your campsite. Don’t bring it home. Learn other ways you can help.