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Asked March 13, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT

I live in Waverly. Has Ash Borer made it here yet? Does treatment work?

Bremer County Iowa

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The emerald ash borer has been found in Waverly, Iowa. See news release at the following website.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/emerald-ash-borer-confirmed-bremer-and-wapello-counties-iow...

It is possible to treat an ash tree to prevent emerald ash borers from destroying the tree. Most treatments are effective for just one year. A publication on emerald ash borer management options can be found at https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/pm2084-pdf