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Asian Longhorn Beetles

They are on the march.  The asian longhorn beetle has recently been found in Worcester; the beetle is native to Asia. In this area it is an invasive species as there are no natural predators.

The beetle feeds primarily on Maple trees but it has also been found in Poplar, Willows, chestnut trees, and black locust trees. There are no chemical controls available for this pest so they only remedy is to cut down the tree and destroy the wood.

The beetle is large and would make me scream like a toddler. Their bodies can grow to 1 1/2” and with the antennae can approach 4” in length. If you see one, or suspect one, trap it and give me a call.

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