The Asian Longhorned Beetle has been found in Clermont County.
The Asian Longhorned Beetle has infested Clermont County, and officials with the USDA are warning the entire Buckeye State to be on the lookout for its spread. USDA spokesperson Rhonda Santos said they have long black and white antennae, with white spots on their backs, and they'll make holes in hardwood trees.
"These holes are a little bit smaller than a dime, perfectly round. . .they're going to be sporadic around the tree," said Santos.
"If you have branches that might be coming down or sawdust-like material at the base of the tree, those are all signs that something might not be right."
She also stressed the importance of early detection because there isn't a cure for trees once they are infested with the Asian Longhorned Beetle. If you do find this beetle, Santos recommends you report it to the USDA.
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