St. Louis, Mo. – That nasty green bug has popped up again. Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) foresters say homeowners in St. Louis County need to make plans now to protect or replace their ash trees. The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) recently confirmed that the emerald ash borer (EAB), an insect that kills ash trees, was found for the first time in St. Louis County.
In the St. Louis metro area, EAB had been detected previously in St. Charles County and City of St. Louis. This latest find is in Creve Coeur, making St. Louis County also positive.