Use this form to report a possible Emerald Ash Borer sighting in Massachusetts. Capture and preserve the insect if possible (place in freezer or in a jar with rubbing alcohol), or provide a photo of the insect or damaged wood. Before submitting a report, please review our fact sheet for photos and a description of this invasive pest.
All reports will be investigated, and you may be contacted by a state inspector for a site visit if a follow-up is necessary.
Are you reporting a live insect? Before filing a report, compare EAB to some look-alikes...
Six-spotted tiger beetle
Two-lined chestnut borer
Emerald Ash borer
Does your insect look like any of the other species above? If it is not Emerald Ash Borer, there is no need to file a report.
Are you reporting suspicious ash tree damage? Look for these signs:
Blonding (stripping of bark caused by woodpeckers seeking EAB larvae)
Tiny, D-shaped exit hole (Photo via bugwood.org)
Serpentine larval tunnels under the bark (Photo via USDA)
Upper 1/3 die-back of tree followed by shrubby resprouting underneath (Photo via USDA)
To report a possible Emerald Ash Borer sighting or tree damage, fill out the following report: (* = required field)
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