Information for Homeowners

Ash Tree Identification and Management Emerald Ash Borer Identification
Emerald Ash Borer Control and Insecticide Options After Emerald Ash Borer


Frequently Asked Questions - Commonly asked questions about the emerald ash borer.


Ash Tree Identification and Management

Emerald Ash Borer Identification

Emerald Ash Borer Control and Insecticide Options

  • EAB Insecticides: Label Guidance for Use Limits pdf (PDF, 1,150KB)
    February 2012 - From the Minnesota Department of Agriculture
    Some insecticides used to control emerald ash borer (EAB) have annual per acre use limits. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) offers this label guidance to help applicators and others comply with label directions, meet tree treatment objectives, and minimize environmental impacts. The MDA completed a special registration review of EAB insecticides in 2011. The review concluded that insecticides commonly used to control EAB are not likely to harm human health or the environment when used according to label directions.
  • Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer pdf (PDF, 373KB)
    June 2009
    The most current, up-to-date information and research on if, when, and how to treat ash trees is available in this bulletin.
  • Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Potential Side Effects of EAB Insecticides pdf (PDF, 311KB)
    February 2011
    Research and Extension Specialists from Michigan State University, the Ohio State University OARDC and Extension, and University of Minnesota Extension have put together a comprehensive publication that addresses questions and concerns regarding insecticide use to control emerald ash borer.

After Emerald Ash Borer

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since the emerald ash borer's discovery in 2002, research has been ongoing to develop tools to control and eliminate this pest. Currently, there are a number of treatments available for use by homeowners or tree care professionals that can provide a varying degree of beetle control. A review of all options is recommended, as well as knowing the regulations regarding EAB quarantines and eradication strategies for your area. Contact your state department of agriculture for more EAB regulatory information. As more methods of EAB control are developed, more information will be available. References to commercial products or trade names do not imply endorsement by the entities supplying the information, or bias against those not mentioned. Reprinting of any material on this site cannot be used to endorse or advertise a commercial product or company.