Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project
Emerald Ash Borer Reporting Form

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!
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 caused by woodpeckers Emerald Ash Borer exit hole Larval tunnels under bark Epicormic sprouting under die-back
Blonding (stripping of bark caused by woodpeckers seeking EAB larvae) Tiny, D-shaped exit hole (Photo via 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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The Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Dept. of Agricultural Resources and the UMass Extension Agriculture and Landscape Program. This website was made possible, in part, by a Cooperative Agreement from the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). It may not necessarily express APHIS' views.