Emerald Ash Borer is a type of inset that is known to be suspicious and can infest a county. While they affect a county, there are multiple homeowners that are affected in their infestation process. Because of this we offer many lawn care services to homeowners within counties that have been affected by Emerald Ash Borer. The following insect information comes from a 2015 Insect & Disease Workshop (in January) and is compliments of Rob Lawrence, Forest Entomologist at the Missouri Department of Conservation:
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Information:
To Report EAB Suspicions for your county in Missouri, take the following steps:
1.) Check the map of known EAB infested counties @ www.eab.missouri.edu
If your county is already known to be infested, you can stop there. If not, continue on to step 2.
2.) Compare EAB signs and symptoms from brochures available at the Missouri Conservation Department or www.eab.missouri.edu
If your signs and symptoms match those of EAB, continue on to step 3.
3.) Report your findings to your local Missouri Department of Conservation forester (See local contact box at http://mdc.mo.gov), by phone toll-free at 866-716-9974, or @ www.eab.missouri.edu
EAB: Branch Sampling Information –> http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/pubwarehouse/pdfs/32127.pdf
EAB: Management for Homeowners –> http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/eab/index.php?page=management/homeowners
EAB: Insecticide Options (revised 2014) –> www.emeraldashborer.info/files/multistate_EAB_Insecticide_Fact_Sheet.pdf
EAB: Insecticide Potential Side Effects –> www.emeraldashborer.info/files/Potential_Side_Effects_of_EAB_Insecticides_FAQ.pdf
EAB: Cost Calculator –> http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/treecomputer/