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Asian Longhorned Beetle

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).  USDA and its cooperators have eradicated infestations in Illinois; New Jersey; Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Islip, New York; and Boston, Massachusetts. Eradication efforts continue in central Long Island, New York; in Worcester County, Massachusetts; and in Clermont County, Ohio.  For eradication efforts to succeed, residents must remain on the lookout for this destructive pest.  To learn more, click here.

Pest Identification

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  • Call to Report Infestation or Report Online
  • For questions about ALB activities occurring in your area, please call:
  • Massachusetts 508-852-8090
    •Long Island 631-598-5943
    •Ohio 513-381-7180
  • National Policy Manager
    Paul Chaloux
    Telephone: (301) 851-2064
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