New York state officials have confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in two more New York counties. The officials stated that their presence was confirmed when these beetle were found in the traps that were laid by the Department of Environmental Conservation. They had deployed these traps in southeast of Binghamton in Broome County and also in the north of the city of Peekskill in Westchester County.
With this confirmation, New York now has 24 counties where the beetle has been found, but the officials stated that the situation is not that alarming as most of the infested areas are small and localized. They further added that around 900 million ash trees are at risk.