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Insects and Diseases

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer in Delaware A destructive, invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer (EAB), was detected in Delaware in August of 2016, making it the 28th state to have found the insect. The insect was found in a surveillance trap in New Castle County. While the overall impact is expected to be …

Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly – a destructive, invasive plant hopper – has been confirmed in New Castle County. Delaware is the second state to have found the insect which was first detected in the United States in 2014, in Berks County, PA. The spotted lanternfly has now spread to 13 Pennsylvania counties. This insect is a …