Emerald ash borer found New Hampshire

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer has now been found in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
If you have Ash and are close to an area where Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed you should be inspecting your Ash trees for this pest. Rather than repeat research already published I will  send you to a good link.
As an overview though.
1. If you live within 20 miles of a confirmed Sighting.  Check or have your Ash trees checked.
2. If you have Emerald Ash Borer than Ememectin Benzoate is the best treatment.
3. If you don’t have Emerald Ash Borer yet and live within a few miles of a confirmed sighting you should consider the Imidacloprid soil treatments. Imidacloprid will give you some control of this pest but is not as good as Ememectin Benzoate.
4. I recommend using Imidaclorprid rather than the Ememectin Benzoate only until you have found evidence of Emerald Ash Borer in your trees. This is because Imidaclorprid is a lot cheaper and Ememectin Benzoate has to be injected into the tree. It is always preferable not to damage a tree by injecting unless no other option exists.
5. Once the tree is infected, worrying about injuring it with injections is pointless and Ememectin Benzoate is the best treatment for Emerald Ash Borer Control.

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