Emerald Ash Borer found in Broome County

November 3, 2014 7:25 PM

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Emerald Ash Borer found in Broome County

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Department of Environmental Conservation reported Emerald Ash Borer was found in traps deployed southeast of Binghamton. It also found the invasive beetle near Peekskill in Westchester County.

The DEC is using traps to detect the spread of the beetle as part of its Slow Ash Mortality strategy. The strategy includes removing infested trees, defining the boundaries where the beetles exist, and researching insecticides and organisms that kill the pest.

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