Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in approximately 30 trees in Western New York State.
A Chicago suburb is a testing ground for a new weapon to combat Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetles that have already killed millions of ash trees in North America. The weapon is a tiny specialized wasp. And the target is the emerald ash borer eggs and larvae. Forest officials intend to release the parasitic wasps in Evanston Chicago during July to see if they’re effective in culling the ash borer population. The seed-sized wasps use ash borer eggs and larvae as food for their own eggs. They’re natural enemies of ash borers in their native China.