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Emerald Ash Borer: What Is It & How Can You Spot It?

The Emerald Ash Borer is a fairly new pest to North America, posing a serious threat to all ash trees. Native to China and East Asia, they are believed to have entered the Detroit area in 2002 on wooden packing materials from China.   What Does It Look Like? Adult Emerald Ash Borers are bright metallic-green beetles about ½”  long and ⅛” wide. They lay their extremely small, reddish-brown eggs in crevices in the bark of ash trees. When they hatch, the flat-headed, cream-colored Emerald Ash Borer larvae start feeding just below the bark, creating S-shaped tunnels and disrupting the…

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