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EAB for Homeowners
Identification & Biology
EAB Locations
EAB Management
Protecting Ash Trees with Insecticides
Quarantine Information
Information for Industries and Organizations
Green Industry
Master Gardener
Privately Owned Campgrounds and Recreational Areas
State Parks and Reservoirs
Firewood Dealers
Wood Products Industry
Self Study Programs
Arrest that Pest and Other Educator Resources
Report a Suspected Infestation
EAB on YouTube
Pesticides To Use
foliar spray

Applying a foliar spray.

(D. Cappaert, MSU)



high pressure soil injection

Delivering imidacloprid through a high pressure soil injection.

(J. Ellis, Purdue)

mauget capsules

Using mauget capsules to deliver imidacloprid.

(D. Cappaert, MSU)


Using an Arborjet infuser to deliver insecticide into trunk.

(J. Ellis, Purdue)

If the use of pesticides makes sense for your situation, you must then decide which one is most appropriate. Following is a table describing the chemical treatments most often used to control EAB.

Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions About Using Insecticides for information on how to apply materials and relative effectiveness of products.

Print Table 1: Pesticides Used to Control EAB by Application Method

Table 1. Insecticide options for professionals and homeowners for controlling EAB that have been tested in multiple university trials. Some products may not be labeled for use in all states. Some of the listed products failed to protect ash trees when they were applied at labeled rates. Inclusion of a product in this table does not imply that it is endorsed by the authors or has been consistently effective for EAB control. See text for details regarding effectiveness.
Insecticide Formulation Active Ingredient Application Method Recommended Timing
Professional Use Products
Merit® (75WP, 75WSP, 2F) Imidacloprid Soil injection or drench Mid-fall and/or mid- to late spring
Xytect™ (2F, 75WSP) Imidacloprid Soil injection or drench Mid-fall and/or mid- to late spring
Safari™ (20SG) Dinotefuran Soil injection or drench Mid-late spring
IMA-jet® Imidacloprid Trunk injection Early-May to mid-June
Imicide® Imidacloprid Trunk injection Early-May to mid-June
TREE-äge™ Emamectin Benzoate Trunk injection Early-May to mid-June
Inject-A-Cide® Bidrin® Trunk injection Early-May to mid-June
Safari™ (20 SG) Dinotefuran Systemic bark spray Early-May to mid-June
Astro® Permethrin Preventive bark and foliage cover sprays 2 applications at 4 week intervals; first spray should occur when black locust is blooming (early May in southern Ohio to early June in mid-Michigan)
Onyx™ Bifenthrin
Tempo® Cyfluthrin
Sevin® Carbaryl
Homeowner Formulation
Bayer Advanced™ Tree & Shrub Insect Control, Ferti-lome Systemic Tree and Shrub drench, Gordon's Tree and Shrub Insect Killer, Green Light Tree and Shrub Insect Killer, Ortho Max Tree and Shrub Insect Killer Imidacloprid Soil drench Mid-fall or mid- to late spring
Green Light Tree and Shrub insect control with Safari 2G Dinotefuran Granular insecticide Mid-late spring

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