Emerald Ash Borer
How can I control emerald ash borers?
You can help control the Emerald Ash Borer by not moving firewood. You can also have your ash trees treated with insecticide by a tree care company.
If you think you have found emerald ash borer you should contact 311.
Please visit the City of Winnipeg's Parks and Open Space webpage for the latest EAB information.
What are those large triangular green traps hanging in the ash tree?
The large triangular green traps you see hanging in ash trees in Winnipeg are pheromone traps that are being used to monitor for the presence of the emerald ash borer. The City of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba are monitoring these traps in conjunction with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The traps contain a pheromone that attracts the beetle to the trap and these traps will be in place from approximately mid-June until the end of August. Please do not disturb these traps as they are an important tool for determining if the beetle is present in the City of Winnipeg. If you find one on the ground or have any questions regarding the traps, please contact 311.