Emerald Ash Borer information

1.  EAB has been found in ONE tree in Fairfield.  Further investigation is under way. 

 

2.  Worried homeowners should first confirm they have an ash tree:

     https://store.extension.iastate.edu/ItemDetail.aspx?ProductID=1482

 

3.  Homeowners should check their ash trees for symptoms of EAB using the EAB diagnostic aid (available in the Extension Office)

   http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/pest_al/eab/eab.pdf

 

4.  Homeowners should take their time to decide if they want to start having trees treated with insecticide next spring, later, or never.  Treating NOW is an option but not a good one.  We encourage people to wait till spring.  http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/eab/pdf/NABB_DecisionGuide.pdf

 

5.  When they do get ready to treatwith insecticide, see our emerald ash borer management guide.  https://store.extension.iastate.edu/ItemDetail.aspx?ProductID=13114

 

6.  If people ask for more information, direct them to the EAB websites where they can read more.  The easiest one to say over the phone is: “emerald ash borer dot info.”

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