What is EAB?
EAB is Emerald Ash Borer. We discussed the damage that these beetles do to your lovely Ash trees in the early Fall. Let me refresh your memory because May is almost here and it’s time to protect your trees.
The emerald ash borer is a small, green beetle that belongs to a large family of beetles known as the buprestids, or metallic wood boring beetles. The description is apt, as many of the adult buprestids are indeed glossy, appearing as if their wing covers are made of polished metal. The emerald ash borer, with its green, iridescent wing covers, fits right in. Adult EABs are relatively slender and between 0.3 to 0.55 inches in length – small by most standards but large compared to other buprestids.