It has been recently confirmed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture that Emerald Ash Borer Beetles (borers) are now in Peoria and Tazewell County. This is a situation brimming with opportunity for schemers. Beware of people showing up at your home claiming that your trees have borers and they can treat for them. Home owners have paid for insect treatments using liquids of unknown value, for problems that are caused by drought stress -- not borers. Signs of a borer infestation include D-shaped holes in the bark of the trunk or branches, thinning and yellowing leaves, and basal shoots (new sprouts). If you are contacted by a tree service about borers in your trees, beware of tree services that . . .
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