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Where to Call If You Suspect Emerald Ash Borer


If you think you have emerald ash borer on your property, or think you may have spotted it somewhere else, here's what you should do:

  • Check out our emerald ash borer identification site to verify if the insect looks like the one you saw, or that the damage to the ash tree looks like the serpentine trails underneath the bark.
  • If it looks like emerald ash borer or emerald ash borer damage, call either your county Extension office (found under the county government heading in your telephone book), or:
    • Michigan — (800) 292-3939
    • Arkansas — (501) 225-1598 or visit the Arkansas Invasives website.
    • Colorado — Colorado Dept. of Agriculture at (888) 248-5535, or email CAPS.program@state.co.us.
    • Connecticut — The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station at (203) 974-8474 or email CAES.StateEntomologist@ct.gov
    • Georgia — Contact your county Extension office or email to Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at: bugwood@uga.edu
    • Illinois — Contact your county Extension office. The Illinois Department of Agriculture also offers a toll-free hotline at (800) 641-3934 for extension-confirmed infestations
    • Indiana — (866) NO-EXOTIC
    • Iowa — (515) 294-5963
    • Kansas — (785) 862-2180
    • Kentucky — (859) 257-5838
    • Maryland — University of Maryland Home and Garden Information Center — (800) 342-2507 or the Maryland Department of Agriculture — (410) 841-5920
    • Massachusetts — The National EAB Hotline at (866)322-4512
    • Minnesota — (888) 545-6684 (Arrest-the-Pest Hotline)
    • Missouri — (866) 716-9974
    • Nebraska — The National EAB Hotline at (866) 322-4512
    • New Hampshire — Report suspect trees and submit photos of damage to www.nhbugs.org or call (800) 444-8978.
    • New Jersey — New Jersey Dept. of Agriculture at (609) 406-6939
    • New York — (866) 640-0652
    • North Carolina — (800) 206-9333 or newpest@ncagr.gov
    • North Dakota — North Dakota Forest Service in Fargo at (701) 231-5138 and North Dakota Department of Agriculture in Fargo at (701) 239-7295 or Bismarck at (701) 328-4765
    • Ohio — (888) OHIO-EAB
    • Pennsylvania — (866) 253-7189
    • Tennessee — (800) 628-2631
    • Texas — The National EAB Hotline at (866) 322-4512
    • Virginia — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Plant Industry Services at (804) 786-3515
    • West Virginia — (304) 254-2941
    • Wisconsin — (800) 462-2803
    • USDA APHIS — The National EAB Hotline at (866) 322-4512
    • Canada — (866) 463-6017