Top 5 things to keep an eye out for in July

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Box Tree Moth
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) has established a quarantine for the invasive pest known as box tree moth for the entire state of Massachusetts, and has set conditions for the export of boxwood shrubs from the Commonwealth. Learn more here.

Spotted Lanternfly
Wood leopard moths, which look an awful lot like spotted lanternflies, are active right now. Do you know how to tell the difference? If you’re not sure, snap a photo and send MDAR a report!

The Spotted Lanternfly Survey Team is out checking for SLF. If you find this door hanger on your door, they’re in your area!

MDAR Invasive Pest Dashboard
We’ve updated our Pest Dashboard calendar and added new finds to the maps for spotted lanternfly and other pests.

Asian Longhorned Beetle
The USDA has released its update on their Asian longhorned beetle eradication plans nationwide. They ask that the public help by checking trees for signs of ALB. If you find any, send MDAR a report!


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