Emerald Ash Borers Benefiting from Favorable Weather Conditions

By Scott Sarvay

Emerald Ash Borer

April 24, 2012 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM EDT

INDIANA (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Indiana's recent warm spell has given the tree-killing Emerald Ash Borers an early start in laying their eggs on the bark of Ash trees, settling into quick motion their larvae's destructive cycle of boring into and damaging the trees.

The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive emerald-green beetle has killed tens of millions of Ash trees in the United States and Canada since it was first detected in the U.S. in 2002.

If homeowners want to protect their Ash trees with insecticides they need to start applying them as soon as possible because adult borers typically take flight about the same time that black locust trees bloom.

The number of infected Ash trees in an area doubles every year if not managed.

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