Emerald Ash Borer

1.635306693910300000The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic insect pest from Asia. The flattened, creamy white larval stage feeds below the bark and cuts off the living, water and nutrient conducting vessels causing tree death. Adults are small elongated oval beetles that are metallic green in color. This insect first colonizes the top of ash trees, then moves down the tree.EAB Larva Tunnels

EAB has been positively identified in Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests in North America. While no one can accurately predict when the insect will arrive in Clive, it has been detected in several counties in Iowa.

2.635324635691970000The City, working in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and other regulatory agencies, will address efforts and further develop this EAB plan as additional information becomes available.

If you suspect EAB, contact one of the following:

  • Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic:  (515) 294-0581
  • Iowa State University Extension Entomology:  (515) 294-1101
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR):  (515) 281-5918
  • Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS):  (515) 725-1470
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