Exotic Pest Reporting
Daniel Adam, Office National des Forêts, Bugwood.org
European Spruce Bark Beetle
European Spruce Bark Beetle (Ips typographus ) is an insect pest of spruce trees. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Indiana in 1995.
Currently not found in North America, this insect is very successful in seeking out suitable hosts and has a high probability of being able to reproduce should it enter via the northern portions of North America. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!
This insect pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.
07/23/2013 - Insects in firewood can cause problems elsewhere