Two separate infestations have been found in Massachusetts, the first was in Worcester in and the second was Boston in , which has since been eradicated. You can also call the eradication program's phone number: More than 25, trees were felled within Worcester city limits in They were hard to miss, creeping along the trunks of the maple trees that fringed the Massies' yard. Thousands of trees have since been removed in the effort to contain the problem. These regulations were applied first in to Chinese imports and then in to those from all other nations. The beetles have been intercepted in dozens of ports and warehouses across the country, from Mobile, Alabama, to Bellingham, Washington.
Asian Longhorned Beetle
Read the official press release here , download a map of the regulated area here , Order to Supress and Control here. Some resistant trees have been developed that quickly fill oviposition pits with sap or produce callous tissue that encases and kills eggs. Archived from the original on 13 July In Canada, complete development has been confirmed only on maple, birch, poplar, and willow, although oviposition has occurred on other tree genera. There are six communities included in the quarantine zone: Biological control has also been considered in some areas such as China. Archived from the original on 23 June
Landscape: Asian Longhorned Beetle | UMass Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment
If you need a response, please locate the contact information elsewhere on this page or in the footer. In Massachusetts, adult beetles start to emerge from trees around July 1 st and may be active into the late fall. Disposal of ALB host material in the Worcester regulated area has been made easier for tree companies dealing with the recent ice storm. Please note that this is a projected plan, and subject to revision.
Asian long-horned beetle
Description: Early detection is used to manage infestations before they can spread. Use "Ctrl" key to select more than one option. Use this form to report a possible Asian longhorned beetle sighting in Massachusetts or other states. Currently the only effective means to eliminate ALB is to remove infested trees and destroy them by chipping or burning. For details, click here.