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Emerald Ash Borer Update
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Many of you will have heard of the emerald ash borer challenges with ash trees.

It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week
insect management

Invasive species are detrimental to ecological systems and a Clemson University forestry expert says National Invasive Species Awareness Week is a perfect time to learn how to manage these invaders.

Why the low-flying airplane Friday? It was spraying for gypsy moths
insect pesticide

A low-flying airplane that made several rounds over Edmonds and Woodway Friday morning was making a pesticide application aimed at preventing the spread of invasive gypsy moths.

Dayton to cut down ash trees near roads due to emerald ash borer
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The City of Dayton has announced that it will begin cutting down ash trees standing near the road or “in the public right of way” due to concerns that the trees may be killed by the ongoing emerald ash borer infestation.

Difference between cow parsley, hogweed and giant hogweed
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One of the benefits of living in Cornwall is that you're never far from a public footpath - but while hedgerows full of spring wildflowers can look picturesque, not everything lurking in them is as pretty as it seems.

Giant hogweed warning after dangerous weed spotted by Herefordshire footpath
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WALKERS are being warned to take care after a non-native plant which can cause devastating burns was spotted growing by a riverside path in Herefordshire.

Tips can help manage spotted lanternfly
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Even before the recent news of the season’s first confirmed spotted lanternfly hatches in the Philadelphia region, homeowners in many parts of Pennsylvania were gearing up for their annual battle with the destructive pest.

The Asian giant hornet isn’t coming to Indiana but other invasive species pose a risk
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First of all, don’t call them “murder hornets,” Brock Harpur, assistant professor of entomology, recommended.

OVER THE COLES: Victims of emerald ash borer and other exotic pests
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The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) has plagued native ash trees in Illinois since 2006.

Emerald ash borer flight season changed in Vermont
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It was originally thought the emerald ash borer was on the move in Vermont in May, but that thinking has changed.

New Brunswickers shouldn't worry about 'murder hornets;' says biologist
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New Brunswickers needn't be too concerned about the buzz around so-called murder hornets because it's unlikely they would survive in the province should they ever land here.

APHIS Establishes a Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine in Zapata, Zapata County, Texas
insect quarantine treatment

Effective May 11, 2020, APHIS and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) established a Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens or Mexfly) quarantine in a residential area of Zapata, Zapata County, Texas.

City removing Centennial Park trees damaged by emerald ash borer
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The city of Orillia is beginning the process of marking 40 hazardous ash trees for removal near the Centennial Park boat launch parking as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer.

GRCA to spray to control gypsy moth caterpillar population
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The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) will be spraying an organic pesticide at a number of its properties this spring to control growing populations of gypsy moth.

Vermont has an Asian giant hornet look-alike
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Vermont bug experts say the state doesn't have any so-called murder hornets, but there is a large look-alike people could mistake for it.

Emerald Ash Borer Is Very Close To Our Area On At Least Two Sides
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The pest that’s been devastating the ash tree population in the United States is almost literally next door to our area.

Spraying for gypsy moths in Sarnia now expected to begin May 20
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City Hall says aerial spraying to control gypsy moths is now scheduled to begin on May 20, depending on weather and the development of moth larvae.

Lake Cowichan gypsy moth aerial spray begins May 11
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The first aerial-spraying treatment to eradicate invasive gypsy moths from 231 hectares of residential and municipal park land in Lake Cowichan will occur next week, weather permitting.

Invasive Asian Beetle Infesting Trees Across New York State
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The culprit of the tree destruction is the Emerald Ash Borer

Risks associated with the introduction of exotic lymantriid species
insect research

The subfamily Lymantriinae, also commonly referred to as tussock moths, but hereafter referred to as lymantriids, is a very important group of insect defoliators of forest and agricultural plant species throughout the world.

Trustees Approve Insecticide Treatment To Prevent Emerald Ash Borer
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On Tuesday (April 21), trustees approved a bid for continued treatment to prevent EAB in the village.

A Stroll Through the Garden: The spotted lantern fly, our latest invader, is closer
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The problem is that this insect takes all of the sap from the plant, leaving nothing and destroying the plant at a root level

Owatonna Gets Money to Fight Emerald Ash Borer
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The City of Owatonna will receive grant money from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in the fight against emerald ash borer

Fresh warnings over giant hogweed growing along Dundee's Dighty Burn
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Fresh warnings have been issued for walkers and cyclists to be wary of coming into contact with giant hogweed.

Giant Hogweed: map of where the dangerous plant grows in the UK - and how to identify it and treat burns
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As lockdown rules begin to change, people across the UK are being allowed more time outside during the coronavirus pandemic

Giant hogweed plant burns: How do you treat giant hogweed burn?
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GIANT HOGWEED is an invasive plant whose toxic sap can cause painful burns, scarring and in some severe cases, blindness. How do you treat hogweed burns?

Children playing by river banks with dangerous giant hogweed
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Sightings of giant hogweed, which causes severe burns, leaving exposed skin extremely sensitive to sunlight, have been reported across the borough of Bury.

'Nasty' Giant Hogweed thrives as lockdown cuts treatment
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A mild winter and long periods of heavy rain have turbocharged the spread of giant hogweed on Scotland's river banks and the Covid-19 lockdown is making tackling the problem even harder.

Our fear of giant hornets is oversized — and threatens native insects
insect migration photographs video

Asian giant hornets have received plenty of media attention in recent days, due to the fear that a potentially dangerous invasive species has arrived in North America.

New pests recorded in Spain
citrus disease insect

The NPPO of Spain informed the EPPO Secretariat of the findings of several new pests on its territory.

First Report of Gymnandrosoma aurantianum (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Pecan in Brazil
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This report deals with the occurrence of Gymnandrosoma aurantianum (Lima) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in pecan trees for the first time in Brazil, discussing symptoms and possible risks.

Detection of Xanthonomas citri on a non commercial communal land of El Sabino Municipality of Matamoros State of Tamaulipas
citrus disease

Detection of Xanthonomas citri, on a non-commercial, communal land of El Sabino, Municipality of Matamoros, State of Tamaulipas.

First report of Anredera cordifolia in Algeria
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Anredera cordifolia (Basellaceae) is reported for the first time in Algeria. This vine is native to South America.

Boat with invasive mussels intercepted at U.S.-Saskatchewan border: officials
inspection mollusk photographs video

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) intercepted a boat with invasive mussels as it was being brought into Saskatchewan, officials with the Ministry of Environment said.

Alberta continues to inspect boats for mussels
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Boat inspection stations are expected to be active in Alberta this summer because zebra and quagga mussels destroy native aquatic ecosystems and could potentially clog municipal water treatment infrastructure and irrigation systems.

Quagga mussels: Over 5,700 boats checked, 54 citations issued for ‘STD of the sea’ over holiday weekend
inspection mollusk video

Watercraft inspection points across Utah were busy over the Memorial Day weekend, as over 5,700 boats were inspected for possible signs of quagga mussels, an invasive aquatic species also known as the “STD of the sea.”

54 boaters cited in Utah for quagga mussel violations over Memorial Day weekend
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Fifty-four people received misdemeanor citations related to quagga mussels over the Memorial Day weekend

Saskatchewan remains free of zebra and quagga mussels
interception mollusk photographs

Saskatchewan remains free of zebra and quagga mussels, but people can’t let down their guard in preventing the aquatic invasive species (AIS) from entering the province

DWR to conduct checkpoints to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels
interception prevention spread

By state law, DWR officials are authorized to conduct administrative checkpoints on various roadways throughout the year to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels.

Boating season time to keep invasive mussels out of Shuswap
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Province's borders being monitored, public check stations available

Preparing for the re-awakening of emerald ash borer
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Trees are greening and insects are awakening as spring continues its slow and steady progress. One such insect is the emerald ash borer.

‘Ideal conditions’ mean the end of aerial spraying to rid Surrey area of gypsy moth – for now – Peace Arch News
insect pesticide photographs trapping

Trapping this summer will determine if more spraying in Fraser Heights will be needed in 2021

Vermont officials warn of Emerald Ash Borer season
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Vermont officials warn that we are entering Emerald Ash Borer season.

Emerald ash borer is about to take flight
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Trees are greening and insects are awakening as spring continues its slow and steady progress. One such insect is the emerald ash borer

Fairbank OKs ash borer treatment; parks still shuttered
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Fairbank will avoid paying a higher rate this year for emerald ash borer treatment. TruGreen representative John Atkinson from Cedar Rapids proposed $1 less than the increased price from the city’s prior contractor.

Gene therapy could help millions of ash trees fight deadly beetle Emerald Ash Borer
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Researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, discovered genes that create chemicals harmful to insects

Emerald Ash Borer quarantine area expanded
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South Dakota State Parks are reminding campers that firewood originating from anywhere in the newly-expanded Emerald Ash Borer quarantine area is prohibited in all South Dakota state parks.

In other pestilence news, emerald ash borer found in Denton
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Was it the emerald ash borer?

First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter africanus’ in Nigeria
disease survey

In Nigeria, a specific survey on huanglongbing (associated with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter spp.’; EPPO A1 List) was carried out in citrus orchards in April 2018.

First report of Gymnocoronis spilanthoides in the Netherlands
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Gymnocoronis spilanthoides (Asteraceae: EPPO A2 List) is a well-known plant in western Europe where it is appreciated for its easy vigorous growth as an aquarium plant, or for its striking fragrant flowers as a pond plant. Native to South America, G. spilanthoides is an invasive alien species in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Taiwan.

Primera detección de Pulvinaria polygonata en Europa
citrus definition disease

The presence of the mealybug Pulvinaria polygonata (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) has been detected in citrus plots in Baix Segura.

Tree Surveys Are Underway In South Carolina to Detect Asian Longhorned Beetle USDA Asks Area Residents to Report Signs of the Beetle and to Not Move Firewood
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry (DPI) are inspecting trees in Hollywood, South Carolina following the detection and identification of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB).

First Report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter africanus’ Associated with Citrus Greening Disease in Nigeria
citrus disease funding

Citrus greening is a serious disease of Citrus sp. and has been associated with the collapse of several citrus industries in Asia and America

US Forest Service (USFS)

USFS manages national forests and grasslands, conducts forestry research, and provides technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies.

Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Plant Pest Program Information

PPQ safeguards agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with entry, establishment, or spread of plant pests and noxious weeds.

The National Invasive Species Council

The NISC provides interdepartmental coordination of invasive species actions and works with other federal and non-federal groups to address invasive species issues at the national level.

Bugwood Network

Consolidation and dissemination of information and programs focused on invasive species, forest health, natural resources and agricultural management at the state, regional, national and international levels.

Bugwood - Bark and Wood Boring Beetles of the World

Information and images of economically important beetles that feed on trees and shrubs.

Bugwood - Invasive Species

Invasive and exotic species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

Pest Detection



National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN)



National Plant Board

The National Plant Board is a non-profit organization of the plant pest regulatory agencies of each of the states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Member agencies must be members in good standing of the Regional Plant Board in which their state or commonwealth is located.

USDA, National Invasive Species Information Center

Established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library, the NISIC web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.

Save our Citrus



The Nature Conservancy's Don't Move Firewood Campaign

A national awareness-building effort to stop the movement of firewood which is spreading invasive pests and killing trees.