Ash Borer Information
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture.
Officials with the Office of the State
Entomologist in the University of Kentucky
Entomology Department on May 22, 2009 announced two confirmed occurrences in
Kentucky of emerald ash borer, an invasive insect pest of ash trees. These
are the first findings of this destructive
insect in the state.
White-Nose Syndrome and Mammoth Cave
DOI. NPS. Mammoth Cave National Park.
Bats are dying. Please help us protect them. A disease called white-nose syndrome (WNS) is spreading through the eastern United States, killing bat populations. White-nose syndrome is considered to be present in the Mammoth Cave System. It is believed that humans may contribute to the spread of white-nose syndrome by visiting contaminated caves or mines and then wearing the same clothing or carrying the same objects to unaffected caves or mines, transporting spores from one place to the other. You can help us save bats by following a few simple guidelines.
You Can Help!
University of Kentucky. Kentucky Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey.
The more people we have looking for invasive pests, the better our chances are to prevent establishment of the pest in Kentucky. If you see a pest (insect, invertebrate, plant disease) that could be one of the exotics featured on this website, let us know!