Introduced Pest Outreach Project
Massachusetts Introduced Pest Outreach
ash borer (EAB)
was detected in the western Massachusetts
Town of Dalton on Aug 31, 2012, and was
confirmed by federal officials on Sep 6, 2012.
Massachusetts is the 18th state in the country
to detect EAB. See latest
news to keep up with the latest
Massachusetts pest news. If you think you have
seen EAB or
signs of EAB tree
damage in Massachusetts, use the Emerald
Ash Borer Reporting Form. Also see how
you can help detect EAB -- wasp
Outsmart Invasive Species Project
University of Massachusetts - Amherst. MassWoods Forest Conservation Program.
We need your help to "outsmart" invasive species in Massachusetts. If you have a smartphone or a digital camera, the power to protect the natural heritage of Massachusetts is already in your hands. Join the Outsmart Invasive Species Project to help stop the spread of non-native plants and insects that threaten our environment.
Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach
longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis, "ALB"), a
pest of hardwood trees including maple, birch and horse chestnut, was first discovered
in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2008. Since their discovery, $50 million in federal
and state money has been spent to eradicate the beetle, and 25,000 infested trees
in the Worcester area have been cut down in an effort to halt the spread. See
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Asian
Longhorned Beetle site for the latest federal news and information, and survey
and treatment maps.
If you think you have seen this beetle,
we encourage you to submit a report
and photos, or you can call the toll-free
hotline at 1-866-702-9938.
Hot Topic: Zebra Mussel
Massachusetts Department of Conservation
Zebra mussels, a highly aggressive aquatic
invasive species, was discovered at Laurel
Lake in Aug 2009. A Clean
Boat Certification Form (PDF | 647 KB) is
required for all watercraft at state boat ramps
that are determined to be a high or moderate
risk for zebra mussel colonization. Failure
to comply can result in a fine.