The Asian Longhorn Beetle is an exotic pest from China that threatens a wide variety of hardwood trees. It has been a problem in the metropolitan NYC area over the past few years. Infested areas in New Jersey include Jersey City, Hoboken, Carteret, Woodbridge, Linden, and Rahway. You should never move firewood out of these areas.
Check your location! If you live in or near these quarantined areas, help save trees from the spread of these destructive insects. Asian longhorned beetles (ALB) love to hitch rides in firewood from infested areas into non-infested areas. Once in a neighborhood, these beetles will destroy the hardwood trees.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture needs your help to wipe out the Asian longhorned beetle. If you live in one of these locations, do not transport firewood out of the area.
If you have questions about moving firewood or have spotted an adult ALB or its larvae, please call 1-866-BEETLE-1 or (609) 292-5440.
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