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The emerald ash borer is a prolific tree killer, but researchers suggest the beetle also may have a link to premature deaths in humans.
The emerald ash borer, native to China, has destroyed 100 million ash trees since its arrival in the U.S. more than a decade ago. The destructive pest has reached the Washington area, where it will soon emerge again.
There are pests coming after some of our trees and a local agriculture department is bringing in wasps to fight them.
Federal and state agriculture officials say they're conducting another survey to figure out the extent of Virginia's emerald ash borer infestation.