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FACTS ABOUT EAB:
- Adult Beetles are metallic green and about 1/2 inches long.
- It attacks only ash trees.
- Adults leave a D-shaped exit hole in the bark when they emerge in spring.
- Woodpeckers like EAB larvae; heavy woodpecker damage on ash trees may be a sign of infestation.
- Firewood cannot be moved in may areas because of the EAB quarantine.
In 2012, Connecticut became the 16th state known to have EAB within its border. Currently, EAB is known to be in 26 states, 2 Canadian provinces and the District of Columbia.
STEPS TO TAKE:
- Know what an ash looks like and keep a close eye on ash trees
- Act quickly to report any ash trees that are declining and may pose a danger to people or structures
- Be especially careful when moving any firewood or young trees
- Managing Emerald Ash Borer: Decision Guide
- Quick Reference Guide to Emerald Ash Borer
- The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
- Emerald Ash Borer Information Network
- Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
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