The following information summarizes activities in each of the four states with active Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) eradication programs: South Carolina, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York.
Removal Services Needed
APHIS is seeking 4.5-year contract for tree removal services and restoration work for the ALB eradication program in Charleston County, South Carolina. Proposals are due by 10:00 a.m. on 1/31/22. Read the notice here.
You may see state and federal officials monitoring wood movement in and around regulated areas. This work helps protect uninfested communities by limiting its spread to new areas. Officials may issue fines to individuals and businesses that do not comply with the regulations. Find current quarantines and regulations here.
Ohio (first detection June 2011)
Regulated Area: 56.5 sq. miles*
Clermont County (Tate and Williamsburg Townships)
* Monroe Township declared eradication in September 2018, reducing the regulated area by .5 sq. miles. Stonelick and Batavia Townships declared eradication in March 2018, reducing the regulated area by 5 sq. miles.
Infested Trees: 21,519
21,434 – Tate Township 48 – Monroe Township 3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township 34 – East Fork Recreational Area
21,300 Infested 21,215 – Tate Township 48 – Monroe Township 3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township 34 – East Fork Recreation Area
92,219 High-risk Hosts 74,706 – Tate Township 1,138 – Monroe Township 0 – Stonelick/Batavia Township 16,375 – East Fork Recreation Area
Surveys: 3,900,730 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. More information.