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Report Downed Purple EAB Traps

Posted by Ron Wolford -

If you find a 'downed purple trap' ; one that has fallen from the tree, please contact the Illinois Department of Agriculture at 217/785-5575 or at Please give as specific informat...

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Purple Traps Used to Detect EAB

Posted by Ron Wolford -

It's purple, it's sticky, it hangs in trees and is intended to help state and federal officials find a cunningly deceptive creature, the emerald ash borer (EAB). The Illinois Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), will use these purple traps in Illino...

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