How can I tell if I have wood-boring beetles?

    Reporter Carolyn Beeler spoke to Dion Lerman at the Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program, a service of Penn State University, to find an answer.

    Lerman said there are no publicly funded programs in the area that will send an entomologist to your backyard to check out your infestation. However, if you bring a sample specimen in to the Philadelphia County extension office of Penn State University, they can send it away for analysis, and get an identification in one to two weeks. The number to call is 215- 471-2200, ex 109.

    If you want someone to come check out your tree, Lerman said you’ll have to pay a local arborist, which you can find online or in your community newspaper.

    Residents of other counties in Pennsylvania can find their local Penn State extension offices, and phone numbers, online. Rutgers provides the same service for New Jersey, and Delaware State for Delaware.

    Find the original story here: Philadelphia inspectors step up the hunt for boring bugs

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