Asian Longhorned Beetle Threat

Help stop the spread of the Asian Longhorned Beetle this August by learning the tell-tale signs.

Illustration of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Asian Longhorned Beetle is an invasive insect species capable of wiping out mass quantities of trees.

Photo courtesy USDA

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking folks to keep an eye on their beloved trees this summer in hopes of slowing down the devastating Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) and other destructive tree pests. The ALB, along with other invasive insects, is capable of wiping out mass quantities of trees, and August is the peak time for these critters to wage war on our nation’s hardwoods.

At the very least, park goers and tree lovers can take a few minutes to assess possible invasions in their area. Learn how to identify the signs on a tree that has been invaded, and report your findings at the Asian Longhorned Beetle website.