A major culprit in spreading EAB and other insect pests is firewood. Larvae and pupae can hide beneath the bark and then escape as adult beetles after being transported many
miles. Many of the places where it was found are parks and campgrounds. People carried EAB with them when they brought infested firewood on a picnic or camping trip.
That means the most important thing you can do to protect Minnesota from the threat of EAB is to avoid moving firewood from one place to another. Don't carry wood from your home to a cabin or campsite. Don't carry wood back home again, either, or leave it for another camper—burn it all.