Maine Forest Service Insect and Disease --Contact Us

INSECT AND DISEASE LABORATORY: Staff provides forest and shade-tree related insect and disease diagnosis and advice. The laboratory houses an extensive insect collection and a technical reference library. A stock of information sheets and brochures is available on many of the more common insect and disease problems (some available on-line).

For questions regarding tree pests (insects and diseases), forest health and forestry-related quarantines in Maine please contact us:

If you have questions about other forest and shade-tree related topics, please contact the Maine Forest Service Headquarters at
(207) 287-2791
, 22 State House Station, 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (207) 287-2431



Mailing Address

168 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0168

Physical Address

90 Blossom Lane


(207) 287-2431

You may submit a sample of insects and diseases that are affecting your trees along with a description of the damage by mail or in person. Please use our on-line reporting form or one of our printable forms when you submit a sample.

Aaron Bergdahl,Forest Pathologist, Augusta
Mike Parisio, Forest Entomologist, Augusta
Tom Schmeelk, Forest Entomologist, Augusta
Colleen Teerling, Forest Entomologist, Augusta

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-4:00 (Call ahead, we are often in the field)

Directions to the Insect and Disease Lab, Augusta:

Public Access to DACF Buildings

April 2, 2020 - Until further notice, DACF buildings are closed to the public because of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. Please reach out to your DACF point of contact to coordinate scheduling a telephone meeting. For further assistance, call the DACF main office line at (207) 287-3200. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Allison Kanoti - State Entomologist
87 Airport Road
Old Town, ME 04468

Phone: (207) 827-1813