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Insect Advice
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

The Emerald Ash Borer is an insect that has been killing millions of ash trees in forests, campgrounds and neighborhoods.  
The EAB beetle has several unique characteristics including bright mettalic skin, 1/2 inch long, flattened back and a purple abdominal segments beneath it's wing covers.  
During the summer and early falls months adults beetles are most active. The beetle larvae tunnel deep into the trees during the late summer, fall and winter.  The larvae is commonly described as creamy white and legless.  They also have flattened, bell shaped body segments and a pair of small appendages near the end of its body.  
To help the spread of these infestations do not move firewood from the site in which it is cut.  Burn it where you buy it.  Even if the wood is cut, the larvae can still be inside.  Moving it across state lines can bring these infestations to other states.

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