Asian Longhorned Beetle Update

An excerpt about Ohio’s infestation in a recent newsletter from USDA is copied below:

ALB in the United States

ALB is in 4 states: Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and South Carolina. Eradication efforts eliminated infestations in Illinois and New Jersey. If you live in a quarantine area, please keep this tree-killing pest from spreading. Follow state and federal laws, that restrict the movement of woody material and untreated firewood.

OHIO – First detection: June 2011

Regulated Area: 49 sq. miles* in Clermont County

Tate and Williamsburg Townships

Infested Trees: 21,722

34 East Fork Recreational Area, 48 Monroe Township, 21,722 Tate Township, 3 Stonelick/Batavia Township

Removals: 116,216

21,547 Infested, 94,669 High-Risk Hosts

Surveys: 4,318,627

The wood disposal yard located at 2896 State Route 232 in Bethel is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wood chips are available for residents from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month. For more information, please call 513-381-7180 or click Ohio.

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


If you live in a quarantine area, you can help by allowing program officials access to your property to perform tree surveys and remove infested and, in some cases, high-risk host trees. Hire companies that have compliance agreements with the eradication program for working on host trees. And never move wood out of regulated areas, because it can spread the beetle and other tree pests and diseases.

Report ALB

If you think you’ve found ALB or signs of infestation, record the area where the specimen was found, capture the insect and take digital pictures of the insect and/or the tree damage. Then contact the eradication program operating in your state, or call the ALB hotline at 866-702-9938, or report online.


ALB National Policy Manager

Kathryn Bronsky, 301-851-2147

ALB National Operations Manager

Josie Ryan, 631-229-3287

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