The Asian Longhorned Beetle has claimed thousands of urban and rural forest trees and damage to homes with wood floors since their emergence in 1996. Since arriving in the United States, ALB have been spotted in New York City, Chicago, Jersey City, Boston and even Toronto, Canada. More than 30,000 hardwood trees have been affected by these invasive pests. In addition to these pests, winter moths and gypsy moths have damaged hardwood species including maple, birch, elm and pine trees throughout the New England Area.
What do we know about the Longhorned Beetle; and how can we stop the pest infestation?