There are many animals in the state of Texas.

It's not just humans here in the Lone Star State. We've all seen a cat walking around someplace, or maybe even a fox if we're lucky enough. To say the least, Texas is full of animals we may have never seen in person.

But for all the animals we enjoy seeing, there's always going to be an animal that scares us. We've all seen a spider that has made us a bit uncomfortable, or maybe even a scorpion has appeared before our eyes.

But then, there's the type of animal that is invasive. These animals pose a major threat to the area around us, and it's even worse when they grow in number. One of these trespassing bugs is none other than the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle.

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The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle And How It Affects The State Of Texas

Per MyHighPlains, the EAB is making itself known in the Lone Star State. As reported by the Texas A&M Forest Service, the insect has been spotted in five new counties in Texas. The reported counties are as follows, from the Texas A&M Forest Service:

- Grayson County
- Hill County
- Hood County
- McLennan County
- Palo Pinto County

The main issue with insect, as stated by the Regional Forest Health Coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service Allen Smith is the following:

"It’s more likely for EAB to spread to adjacent counties, but the spread to McLennan County indicates that EAB is being spread by humans, which can be prevented.”

The bug is very harmful to ash trees in the Lone Star State. For more information about the EAB, you can click here. As this is a developing story, we will have more information when it becomes available.

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