The emerald ash borer is getting closer to Onondaga County. The Asian beetle infests and kills North American ash trees, and are as close to central New York as Rochester. Now, Cornell Cooperative Extension is recruiting volunteers for a program in Onondaga County that could let wasps sound the alarm that the devastating bugs are here.
So how does a wasp tell us that the Emerald Ash Borer is in town? Simple. They eat them.