Emerald Ash Borer Essay

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Trees are dying all over the country from a mysterious disease that no one can even attempt to cure. It sounds like the trailer of a new horror movie, but it is happening daily due to the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer is spreading rapidly all over the country, and the government is attempting to destroy this invasive species. This dangerous beetle is not even native to the western hemisphere but eastern Asia. The United States has been trying to find new ways to exterminate the EAB to protect the Ash tree community.
Starting off we will discuss a method developed by a university in the middle in the EAB crisis as an attempt to destroy the upcoming threat. According to National Geographic Pennsylvania State University is developing a model of a female EAB that is being equipped with an electric charge to kill the male borer. The method will kill off the deadly insect while also preventing mating expansion. The University claims that by placing the devices in regions that the insect is attempting to reach the scientists will be able to calculate the rate of the expansion.
Continuing on, we will discuss a natural park in Minnesota that is experimenting with a natural method to exterminate the EAB. The Duluth-News Tribune reports that Hartley Park in Minnesota is releasing three species of
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of Agriculture for the extermination of the Emerald Ash Borer. Time magazine reports that by 2027 the United States will have spent a combined 10 billion dollars on the extermination and prevention of the Emerald Ash Borer. Chicago’s EAB extermination program will have cost 43 million dollars by 2020. Along with new devices and insects being released into the wild all over the US to exterminate the species, there have also been firewood quarantines to hinder the EAB from spreading even more. Many state parks require purchasing firewood when you enter the park, and will not permit you to enter with outside
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