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Crowdsourcing Pest Control in New York

Paul Glader on New York’s program to eradicate the Asian long-horned beetle: http://nyr.kr/QGl0Mg

“They have managed to kill roughly eighty thousand trees in the U.S. Left unchecked, they could kill millions more, affecting bird habitats and blighting landscapes in many parts of the country. According to researchers at Cornell University, invasive species like the Asian long-horned beetle cost the United States more than a hundred and thirty-seven billion dollars per year.”

Above: a female Asian long-horned beetle. Photograph by Barbara Strnadova/Getty.