Additional EAB Resources
Below is a collection of useful EAB links and documents for communities and homeowners. Document files that are labeled as (.pdf) require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.
Although more emerald ash borer locations are being found in Iowa, Iowa State University specialist encourage Iowa homeowners to evaluate their ash trees and to hold off on any insecticide prevention, unless they are within 15 miles of confirmed emerald ash borer infestations.
This list is a work in progress, and new links and documents will be added as they become available. Please be patient as some of the (.pdf) documents are quite large, but also well worth the time to download. Be sure to check back in the future to see what's new.
Insect Management for Emerald Ash Borer
- Iowa State University Extension - Pest Management and the Environment
- Emerald Ash Borer Information - Video, Publications, Research, Identification
- Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Forest Health Page
- Iowa State University Extension - Emerald Ash Borer Management Options (English) (.pdf)
- Iowa State University Extension - Emerald Ash Borer Management Options (Spanish) (.pdf)
- Emerald Ash Borer Insecticides: Label Guidance for Use Limits (.pdf)
- Potential Side Effects of EAB Insecticides FAQ (.pdf)
- Multi-State Extension - Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees From Emerald Ash Borer (.pdf)
- Iowa State University Extension - Protecting Bees from Pesticides (.pdf)
- Iowa State University Extension - EAB or Native Borer (.pdf)
- University of Minnesota Extension - Insects in Minnesota That May Be Confused With Emerald Ash Borer (.pdf)
- Illinois Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey - Emerald Ash Borers and Similar Buprestidae Beetles (found on purple sticky traps) (.pdf)
- Michigan State University Extension - A Factsheet on Native Ash Borers and EAB Look-Alikes (.pdf)
- Michigan State University Extension - A Factsheet on EAB Look-Alikes (.pdf)
How to Identify Ash Trees, and Common Problems Mistaken for Emerald Ash Borer
- Iowa State University Extension - Trees of Iowa: An Interactive Key
- Iowa State University Extension - Common Problems of Ash Trees (.pdf)
- Michigan State University Extension - Ash Tree Identification
- The Nature Conservancy - Birdwatcher's Field Guide to Holes In Trees
Community Preparation, and Ash Tree Replacement Suggestions
- Iowa State University Extension - Recommended Replacements for Ash Trees in Iowa (.pdf)
- Iowa State University Forestry Extension - Tree Planting, Identification, and Maintenance Information.
- Iowa State University Extension - Suggestions for Community Preparation for Emerald Ash Borer (.pdf)
- Purdue University Extension - Emerald Ash Borer Community Cost Calculator.