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Asian Longhorned Beetle

Control and Management

[photo:] Insecticide is delivered to tree using mauget injection systemEfforts are underway to develop environmentally safe, biologically-based methods to control ALB that do not entail destruction of the entire infested tree.  The potential for using nematodes and several pathogens has been evaluated.  Systemic insecticides have also been evaluated as a method to kill adults and larvae, and as a method to prevent infestation of trees within the quarantine zones.

A good summary of Asian longhorned beetle management options can be found in the following publication:

Meng, PS.; Hoover, K; Keena, MA.  2015. Asian longhorned beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), an introduced pest of Acer spp. and other hardwood trees.  J. Integrated Pest Management 6(1): 4; DOI: 10.1093/jipm/pmv003

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Last Modified: 07/13/2017