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Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), also known by the acronym EAB, is a green buprestid or jewel beetle native to north-eastern Asia that feeds on ash species (Fraxinus spp.). Females lay eggs in bark crevices on ash trees, and larvae feed underneath the bark of ash trees to emerge as adults in one to two years. In its native range, it is typically found at low densities and does not cause significant damage to trees native to the area.

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The Emerald Ash Borer only recently appeared in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but has been spreading across the U.S. since the 90s.

It's a destructive insect that has the potential to devastate ash trees — but it's not too late to protect them from the spreading infestation.

You should begin treating ash trees when emerald ash borers have been detected within 15 miles — which means trees in Sioux Falls.

The three options are soil treatments, systemic bark sprays and trunk injections.


Call us today for a free consultation and treatment plan!

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