Tree Pests: Asian Longhorned Beetle
We must remain vigilant so we can eradicate any infestations should they occur. Transporting firewood or other wood materials from an infested area can spread ALB. So, the same common sense practices for slowing the spread of emerald ash borer and thousand cankers disease apply to ALB, namely:
- Don't move firewood.
The easiest way to keep it from spreading is to avoid moving firewood from place to place. If you burn firewood in your home stove or use it for camping, cut and burn your own or make sure the wood you buy comes from a local forest.
- Don’t transport any of the listed tree species for woodworking (including buying such wood over the Internet).
ALB larvae live under the bark. They can emerge from any living, dying or dead piece of wood that has intact bark.