ALB Update

February 26, 2020

This eNewsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date with Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) eradication efforts and serve as a meaningful resource for the most current information. Presently, there are active eradication programs operating in three states: New York, Massachusetts and Ohio. The following information pertains to eradication activities in each of these states.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

January 31 – The Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project posts a new blog about the Asian longhorned beetle infested tree find in Auburn, Massachusetts…read more

OHIO – First detection in June 2011

Regulated Area: 56.5 sq. miles*

56.5 – Clermont County (Tate and Williamsburg Townships)

Infested Trees: 20,222

20,137 – Tate Township

48 – Monroe Township

3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township

34 – East Fork Recreational Area

Removals: 104,471

19,105 Infested:

19,020 – Tate Township

48 – Monroe Township

3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township

34 – East Fork Recreation Area

85,366 High-risk hosts

67,853 – Tate Township

1,138 – Monroe Township

0 – Stonelick/Batavia Township

16,375 – East Fork Recreation Area

Surveys: 3,287,641

* Monroe Township declared eradication in September 2018, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by .5 sq. miles. Stonelick and Batavia Townships declared eradication in March 2018, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by 5 sq. miles.

Ground and aerial survey crews continue to conduct delimiting surveys, inspecting all host trees throughout the regulated areas in Clermont County. Staff continues to monitor regulated areas, respond to service calls and conduct training sessions for compliance agreements. To report suspicious activity, please call 513-381-7180. Infested trees are removed throughout the year, as they are detected. The wood disposal yard located at 2896 State Route 232 in Bethel is open for business: Mon. through Fri. from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wood chips are available for residents from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the first Sat. of every month. Click Ohio for more information.

More Information:

There are other ways to stay informed about Asian longhorned beetle eradication efforts:

WEBSITE: www.AsianLonghornedBeetle.com or APHIS Asian longhorned beetle

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/asianlonghornbeetle

YOUTUBE: youtube.com/user/BeetleBusters

TWITTER: @StopALB

For local information about eradication activities, or if you think you’ve found an insect or signs of infestation, please call 1-866-702-9938, or contact your state’s ALB eradication program office directly:     Ohio: (513) 381-7180