Asian Longhorn Beetle (ALB) was discovered in June 2011 in Clermont County Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (June 17, 2011) announced the first discovery of the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) in Ohio. An exotic, invasive insect that kills maples and other trees, ALB was found in Bethel, Clermont County, in southwest Ohio.
We need your help to stop it. Learn the signs. Look for it. Report it. And never move firewood. It’s that simple, simple as black and white. The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has caused tens of thousands of hardwood trees to be destroyed in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. Most recently, the ALB has been found in Ohio. Trees in forests and cities all across America are at risk. But with your help, we can stop it.
Call OSU Extension's ALB Southwest Ohio Information Hotline for questions at 513-946-8980.