Pest Alert – Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in South Carolina

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In an OSU news article, “According to the DPI and USDA APHIS, a homeowner in Hollywood (Charleston County, SC) found a dead (ALB) beetle on their property and reported it to the DPI on May 29, 2020. The initial identification was made by Clemson’s Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic. APHIS’s National Identification Services confirmed the ID on June 4. A preliminary survey of the property and surrounding area was conducted by DPI and APHIS inspectors on June 11. It revealed that one tree on the property is infested as well as a second tree on an adjacent property. More surveys are now underway to further determine the extent of the infestation.”

The Hollywood, SC infestation is being eradicated right now.

Asian Longhorned Beetle is a very destructive pest. If you find one of the these beetles or if you suspect these are attacking your trees, please contact Steve Pettis, Horticulture Agent, 828-697-4891 or

Learn more from our colleagues in Surrey County: ALB Article