DEEP: EAB/ALB Updates

News and Updates Regarding the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle
 
Further details regarding these two major invasive insects are available on the Emerald Ash Borer page and the Asian Longhorned Beetle page. 
 
 
 
Emerald Ash Borer Distribution Expanding in Connecticut  CT Agricultural Experiment Station Press Release - July 16, 2014
 
 
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Two New Counties in Connecticut, Hartford and Litchfield  CT Agricultural Experiment Station Press Release - August 9, 2013
 
Emerald Ash Borer Found in the Town of Sherman in Fairfield County, CT  CT Agricultural Experiment Station Press Release - July 26, 2013
 
Parasitoid Wasp Released in Connecticut for Biocontrol of the Emerald Ash Borer  CT Agricultural Experiment Station Press Release - May 29, 2013
 
 
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Hamden, Connecticut   CT DEEP Press Release - May 20, 2013
 
 
Measures in Place to Contain Destructive Emerald Ash Borer   CT DEEP Press Release - August 9, 2012
 
 
DEEP and CAES Taking Prompt Action to Address EAB Infestation CT DEEP Press Release - July 20, 2012
The two state agencies have announced a series of steps that they will be taking in response to the newly-found EAB infestation in upper New Haven county.
 
Emerald Ash Borer found in Prospect and Naugatuck, Connecticut  Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Press Release - July 20, 2012
EAB has been discovered in two towns in Connecticut, through the 'wasp watcher' program and also through the use of sticky traps.   
 
The state's residents are reminded not to move firewood.  Also, the plan is outlined for the placement of traps during the 2012 emergence season for EAB.
 
The presence of EAB east of the Hudson River is confirmed by federal agricultural officials.  This is of great concern to people in Connecticut, as the best natural barrier to the spread of the insect has now been breached.
 
DEEP and CAES announce that they will formalize a partnership to address the threat posed by both the EAB and the ALB
 
940 detection traps will be set across the state to monitor for the presence of EAB
 
The Governor reminds residents to be aware of the serious threats that non-native beetles pose to Connecticut's forests.  These pests include both the EAB and ALB. 
 
The discovery of EAB in Saugerties NY, 30 miles from the state's border, is announced.
 
The Asian Longhorned Beetle
 
 
DEEP and CAES announce that they will formalize a partnership to address the threat posed by both the EAB and the ALB
 
The Governor reminds residents to be aware of the serious threats that non-native beetles pose to Connecticut's forests.  These pests include both the EAB and ALB. 
 
DEP and CAES recommend steps to prevent wood movement and possible spread of invasive insects, including ALB.
 
DEP and CAES announce the presence of ALB in Worcester MA, very near to the Connecticut border.
 
Content last updated December 5, 2014