Illinois EAB Quarantine Expanded
QUARANTINE NOW INCLUDES NEARLY 40 PERCENT OF THE STATE
Nov. 10, 2011: The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has added all of 14 counties and part of two others to its Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) quarantine. The expansion became necessary after the tree-killing beetle was detected this summer in four new counties. Traps placed throughout the state to track the spread of the beetle captured its presence in DeWitt, Marion and Stark counties. Alert IDOA staff spotted the fourth infestation, in Effingham County, while traveling to Marion County to investigate the discovery there.
EAB Management Seminar to be Held in Stark County on Dec. 8.
OFFICIALS AND HOMEOWNERS IN STARK AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Oct. 28, 2011: The Illinois Department of Agriculture along with the University of Illinois Extension is hosting an EAB Management Seminar on December 8 in Wyoming, IL. Homeowners, tree care professionals and municipality officials are encouraged to participate in light of the recent confirmation of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Stark County. EAB is a destructive green beetle whose larvae burrow into the bark of Ash trees, causing the trees to starve and eventually die. The seminar will be held at the Wi-Fi Community Center at 405 N. Galena Ave, Wyoming, IL from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
EAB Discovered in Two More Illinois Counties
FINDS BRING NUMBER OF NEW DETECTS TO FOUR IN 2011
Oct. 4, 2011: Traps set to monitor the movement of the Emerald Ash Borer have detected the tree-killing beetle in two additional Illinois counties. The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) today announced infestations have been confirmed in DeWitt and Stark counties.
EAB Found in Southern Illinois
TREE KILLING BEETLE FOUND IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
SEPT. 15, 2011: A destructive pest that feasts on Ash trees has been confirmed in two new Illinois counties. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) recently was discovered just north of Salem in Marion County and at the Green Creek Rest Area on Interstate 57 in Effingham County. The beetle now has been confirmed in 20 counties in Illinois, with the latest detections being the first time the insect has been located in southern Illinois.
Emerald Ash Borer Biological Control Program in Illinois
By John Lough, City of Chicago, Bureau of Forestry
The City of Chicago, Bureau of Forestry is cooperating with the US Forest Service and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine (APHIS), to release and research the use of insect predators to control the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
EAB's Natural Predator: The Parasitic WASP Watch this Video
Purple Traps Are Focus of EAB Detection
7th Amendment EAB Quarantine
CHAMPAIGN AND VERMILION COUNTIES PART OF STATE EMERALD ASH BORER QUARANTINE
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has added Champaign and Vermilion Counties to its emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantine. The remaining portions of Ogle and Lee Counties not previously covered in the quarantine were also added. While the beetle does not pose any direct risk to public health, it does threaten the tree population.
Champaign & Grundy Counties Infested with EAB
TWO NEW COUNTIES FOUND TO BE INFESTED WITH THE EMERALD ASH BORER
Tree-killing beetle discovered at city parks in Champaign and Grundy Counties
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A destructive pest that feasts on ash trees has been confirmed in Champaign and Grundy counties. The emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered in Champaign County at Prairie Pine Campgrounds in Rantoul and in Grundy County at the Three Rivers Rest Area on I-80 in Morris, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today.
Winnebago County Confirmed Infested
NEW EMERALD ASH BORER INFESTATION CONFIRMED
Tree-killing beetle discovered at state park in Winnebago County SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A destructive pest that feasts on ash trees has been confirmed in Winnebago County. The emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered at Rock Cut State Park in Loves Park, the Illinois Department of Agriculture announced today.
6th EAB Amendment: Iroquois County Confirmed Infested
TWO EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS COUNTIES PART OF STATE EAB QUARANTINE
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has added Ford and Iroquois counties to its emerald ash borer quarantine.
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Confirmed EAB Locations in Illinois
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