State officials are still studying their options. They've known for 4 years that the bug was coming but they are still studying their options. For now their is a quarantine in the infested counties restricting the movement of ash nursery stock, ash lumber, ash logs, ash anything. Michigan tried to contain it by cutting down every ash within 1/2 mile of an infested tree. $27 million later it is spreading from state to state. If you know someone with a valuable specimen ash they should contact a certified, reputable arborist to discuss treatment option. Studies in Michigan have shown pretty good (but not total) control with certain contact and systemic insecticides. The trees will have to be treated every year in order to protect them. Researchers are studying the possibility of natural predators of EAB from Asia that could possibly be introduced here. It takes several years to ensure that an introduced predator will not become a destructive pest of desirable plants or insects.