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Annual Asian Longhorned Beetle Swimming Pool Survey

Main Project Information
Goal To map Asian Longhorned Beetle infestations.
Task Record incidents of the ALB found in pool filters in NY state.
Where New York

New York’s environmental agency wants to bolster its battle against invasive Asian longhorned beetles by tapping into a widespread network of bug traps: backyard swimming pool filters.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is recruiting pool owners to participate in a survey from July 23rd to August 30 to watch for the beetles before they cause serious damage to forests and street trees.

Asian long-horned beetles have killed hundreds of thousands of trees across the country by boring into the trunks. There has been heavy damage to maples in parts of New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio and Illinois.

How to Join

E-mail our forest health lab or call (518) 810‐1609 for more information. You can help spread the word about this survey by forwarding the pool survey poster (available on website) to others.

Social Media
Required Gear

1. A digital camera

2. An email address that is actively used (if they want to receive updates from DEC)

3. The ability to upload a photograph and send it via email.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At home
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags asian, beetle, conservation, environment, horn, horned, long, new york, pool, state department, summer
Project Updated 04/21/2017