Emerald Ash Borer and Spruce Ips Beetle Info – While the Emerald Ash Borer has been identified in Boulder, Colorado, none have been seen in Wyoming. Until they pose more of a threat in the area, the District does not recommend spraying or other insecticide applications for them. However, the District has seen new infections of the Spruce Ips Beetle recently, therefore, spraying for Spruce Ips Beetle is necessary. While the aggressive spraying has limited the damage to trees, great care should be taken as spraying is detrimental to other insects. The spray kills every insect in the tree and the drift kills adjacent beneficial insects. Spraying should be only as necessary to limit damage to beneficial insects.
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