Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive pest that has killed millions of ash trees across the Midwest and Eastern United States over the past few years, and threatens to kill millions more as it spreads to new areas. EAB infestations have been documented in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin, with more state confirmations expected soon.
It is of utmost importance that homeowners and municipalities understand how to identify the pest, protect ash trees from infestation and treat trees already showing early symptoms of EAB damage. Therefore, we've compiled a number of links, resources and tools we hope will be a useful supplement to your university's EAB communications. We will continue to update this site as new sources of information become available.
E-mail us with a suggested link or additional information to include on this page.
- EAB Overview Template Materials
A series of tips and facts you may use within your communications to your constituents about EAB prevention and treatment.
- EAB FAQ Sheet
Common questions and answers about EAB.
- EAB Photos
Please feel free to use the following images in your communications. Proper citation is needed for each use of a photo.
About Safari® Insecticide
Safari Insecticide has been shown to help control EAB when applied to the soil or as a non-invasive basal trunk spray. The ease of application and low cost of Safari compared to that of removing a tree provides homeowners, municipalities and businesses with a realistic option for helping protect ash trees from EAB rather than chopping them down.
- Video: Safari Insecticide Application - Basal Trunk Spray
- Safari Insecticide Quicksheet Overview for EAB
- More information on Safari Insecticide
Additional Information Sources
A number of university and agencies have pulled together excellent information about EAB.
- EAB Information - A collaborative effort of the USDA Forest Service, the Michigan Department of Agriculture, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), as well as Michigan State University, Purdue University and Ohio State University, to provide comprehensive, accurate and timely information on EAB to the site's visitors.
- Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association's overview of EAB information, including university expert treatment recommendations.
- Official Wisconsin state information source for EAB
- University of Kentucky College of Agriculture EAB
- University of Maryland Extension EAB
- University of Minnesota Extension EAB
- University of Missouri Extension EAB
- Ohio State University EAB
- Penn State University EAB
- Purdue University's official website for EAB in Indiana
- University of Wisconsin EAB
- Illinois Dept. of Agriculture official EAB
- Ohio Dept. of Agriculture official EAB
- Michigan Dept. of Agriculture official EAB
- Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources EAB
- Missouri Dept. of Conservation EAB
- New York State Dept. Of Environmental Conservation EAB
- USDA EAB