Emerald Ash Borer
The Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus Planipennis), is an insect native to Asia and first identified in Toledo Ohio in 2003 that is killing our Ash trees. Not only in Ohio but the entire region. More than 3.8 million ash trees are at the risk of being killed by EAB.
EAB kills the ash tree within three to five years after infestation.
The Emerald Ash Borer is not only in Ohio but surrounding states as well including Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, and even parts of Ontario.
The EAB is expanding naturally through artificial transport of infested ash and in many states there is a quarantine in place to help eliminate it's spread. Once and area is detected and infested with EAB, they expand their population rapidly.
If we don't prevent development, slow down and stop the Emerald Ash Borer, it will end up killing all the valuable Ash trees in our region with 15 years.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Help
At Custom Spray, we do have certified Arborists on staff and we've come up with several methods to prevent the infestation of existing ash trees and slow down and eradicate areas that are already infested.
If you have Ash Trees, our Arborist can help detect the EAB and estimate it's infestation population and then put together a program to battle these harmful bugs and slow down the progression of widespread ash tree mortality. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.