Local government, homeowners paying price for non-native forest insects, U.S. study finds

Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 09:30 in Mathematics & Economics

Non-native, wood-boring insects such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian longhorned beetle are costing an estimated $1.7 billion in local government expenditures in the United States and approximately $830 million in lost residential property values every year, according to a new study.

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