Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), or ALB, is a destructive wood-boring pest of maple and other hardwoods, eventually killing them. It most likely came to the United States inside wood packaging material from Asia. Since its first discovery in Brooklyn, NY, in 1996, the beetle has been found in five States: New York (1996), Illinois (1998), New Jersey (2002), Massachusetts (2008), and Ohio (2011). APHIS and its cooperators have eradicated infestations in Illinois; New Jersey; Manhattan, Staten Island, and Islip, NY; and Boston, MA. Eradication efforts continue in Brooklyn and Queens, NY; on central Long Island, NY; in Worcester County, MA; and in Clermont County, OH. For eradication efforts to succeed, residents must remain on the lookout for this destructive pest. To learn more, click here.
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