Emerald Ash Borer Update
Posted: June 12, 2012
As of early June 2012, the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in two locations in Perry County:
- The first site was in a campground on the Susquehanna River in Liverpool, PA.
- The second location was at the first eastbound truck pull-off on Rt. 322 as you enter Perry County.
Both of these sites are USDA-APHIS, Otis Lab's trap efficacy test sites. The EAB was also found in Venango County. This site was turned in by the USDA and was found by visual / destructive survey in a campground in Emlenton, PA.
Additionally, the EAB was confirmed on a trap in an USDA-APHIS, Otis Lab trap efficacy test site at the State Center in Selinsgrove, Snyder County.
This brings the total number of counties confirmed for the EAB in Pennsylvania to 26.
Greg Hoover, Ornamental Entomologist