ALB Update April 2022
ALB News April 15, 2022
The following information summarizes activities in Ohio with active Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) eradication programs: South Carolina, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York.
Portion of East Fork State Park DeregulatedA portion of East Fork State Park in Clermont County, Ohio, is removed from the quarantine. Read more.
Seeking Bids for Marshaling Yard The Ohio marshaling yard contract solicitation process is accepting competitive bids through Thursday, April 21, 2022. This is not a small business set aside and any company can submit bids regardless of the size of the company. Bids can be submitted through this link.
Ohio (first detection June 2011)
|Regulated Area: 49 sq. miles*
Clermont County (Tate and Williamsburg Townships)
* Portion of East Fork State Park declared deregulated in April 2022 reducing the regulated area by 7.5 sq. miles. 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: 21,545
21,460 – Tate Township48 – Monroe Township 3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township 34 – East Fork Recreational Area
21,377 Infested21,292 – Tate Township 48 – Monroe Township 3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township 34 – East Fork Recreation Area
92,504 High-risk Hosts74,991 – Tate Township 1,138 – Monroe Township 0 – Stonelick/Batavia Township 16,375 – East Fork Recreation Area
|Surveys: 4,000,368Ground 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.
Eradication efforts eliminated infestations and removed regulations in Illinois (2008) and New Jersey (2013).
The program has no public meetings planned at this time.
The mission of the eradication program is to help save trees and to eliminate the beetle from infested areas. Residents in Asian longhorned beetle regulated areas cannot move firewood or wood debris outside of the regulated area. Residents are also discouraged from moving firewood and wood debris inside the regulated area. In the event of inclement weather, surveys and infested tree removals may be delayed or cancelled.
If you think you’ve found an Asian longhorned beetle or signs of infestation, always record the area where the specimen was found. If possible, capture the insect you think is an Asian longhorned beetle, place it in a jar and freeze it — this will preserve the insect for easy identification. Take digital pictures of the insect and damage to your trees in case officials request them, and Report It.
There are other ways to stay informed about Asian longhorned beetle eradication efforts:
WEBSITE: AsianLonghornedBeetle.com or APHIS Asian longhorned beetle
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:
South Carolina: 843-973-8329
New York: 800-STOP-ALB or 631-598-5943