EAB detected in Jackson County, Kansas
Emerald ash borer larvae
David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

EAB detected in Jackson County, Kansas

After discovery, Jackson is the latest Kansas county to be placed under the emerald ash borer quarantine.

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Per a story published on Kansas news outlet 13 WIBW, emerald ash borer (EAB) adults and larvae were discovered in Jackson County, Kansas. The insects were found in a tree trap near the city of Denison in mid-November, according to 13 WIBW.

Read the article, below:

The Kansas Dept. of Agriculture and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture have confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Jackson County.

On Nov. 13, agencies recovered EAB adults and larvae from a girdled tree trap near Denison.

Trees become infested with EAB when adult beetles lay eggs on the bark, which then hatch into larvae that bore tunnels into the tree. The KDA says EAB appears to prefer trees under stress but is capable of killing healthy trees as well.

The KDA encourages anyone in NE Kansas to keep an eye out for signs of EAB in their ash trees, and to be careful not to transport any wood or tree materials from ash trees out of your county. This includes firewood, nursery stock, green lumber and composted or un-composted chips.

Currently, Kansas has an EAB quarantine in place in Atchinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Shawnee and Wyandotte Counties. It will now expand to Jackson County as well.

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