Reporting Emerald Ash Borer

Think you found EAB or an Infested Tree?

  1. Go to emerald ash borer (EAB) Invader Gallery page and check out the identification information.eab

  2. Is the infested tree an ash? EAB only attacks ash trees. Check out our ash ID resources.

  3. Do you have an insect? Check out these EAB look-alikes.

  4. In many cases, EAB is difficult to detect. Some signs that we look for include woodpecker flecking or "blonding and "s" shaped gallery, found under the bark. Check out the image gallery below for images showing these signs.

Still think you have EAB?

Please submit clear photos that show the tree canopy, bark or tree branching pattern, as well as possible signs like wood pecker flecking, or insect galleries found under the bark.

Submit a Photo

Or call the USDA APHIS hotline at 1-866-322-4512.

 

Photo credits:

Eric R. Day, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org

David Cappaert, Bugwood.org

Kelly Oten, North Carolina Forest Service, Bugwood.org

Kenneth R. Law, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org

  • Woodpecker flecking or blonding
    Woodpecker flecking or blonding
  • Woodpecker flecking or blonding
    Woodpecker flecking or blonding
  • Woodpecker flecking
    Woodpecker flecking
  • EAB galleries
    EAB galleries
  • EAB galleries
    EAB galleries