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Home, Yard, and Garden Pests

Home and Garden Pests

Clay Kirby

UMCE

207-581-2963

Plant Diseases

Alicyn Smart

UMCE

207-581-3883

Forest and Shade Tree Insects

Thomas Schmeelk

DACF

207-287-2431

 

Colleen Teerling

DACF

207-287-2431

 

Allison Kanoti

DACF

207-827-1813

Forest & Shade Tree Diseases

Aaron Bergdahl

DACF

207-287-2431

Fruit Tree Pests

Glen Koehler

UMCE 207-581-3882
 

Renae Moran

UMCE 207-933-2100

Ornamental Plant Pests

Ann Gibbs

DACF

207-287-3891

 

Sarah Scally

DACF

207-287-8663

 

Carole Neil

DACF

207-287-7612

Vegetable Pests

Mark Hutton

UMCE

207-933-2100

 

David Handley

UMCE

207-933-2100

 

Kathy Murray

DACF

207-287-7616

Small Fruit (strawberries, raspberries, highbush blueberry)

David Handley

UMCE

207-933-2100

Lawn Pests

Gary Fish

DACF

207-287-7545

Lawn and Garden Weeds

Matthew Wallhead

UMCE

207-581-2949

Human Health Pests

Mosquitoes & Ticks

Christine Zukas

MCDC

207-287-8016

 

Chuck Lubelczyk

MMC

207-662-7142

Integrated Pest Management

 

 

 

UMaine Cooperative Extension

Jim Dill

UMCE

207-581-3879

Maine Dept of Agriculture

Kathy Murray

MDA

207-287-7616

Invasive Pests

Insects

Karen Coluzzi

DACF

207-287-7551

Fish species

Russell Danner

MDIFW

207-287-2813

Aquatic Plants

John McPhedran

MDEP

207-215-9863

Terrestrial Plants

Matthew Wallhead

UMCE

207-581-2949

 

Don Cameron

DACF

207-287-8041

Pest Quarantine Regulations

Rachel Nyce

USDA

207-848-5199

 

Ann Gibbs

DACF

207-287-3891

Organic Pest Management

 

Eric Sideman

MOFGA

603-269-6201

Pesticide Issues

Pesticide Poisoning

For Emergency, call 911 first.

 

Northern New England Poison Control Center

800-222-1222

 

For Hearing impaired: TTY/TTD

877-299-4447

Pesticide Use Complaint

Raymond Connors

DACF

207-287-2731

Pesticide Toxicity

Pam Bryer

DACF

207-287-2731

Poisonous Plants

 

 

 

Identification

Matthew Wallhead

UMCE

207-581-2949

Plant Poisoning

For Emergency, call 911 first.

 

Northern New England Poison Control Center

800-222-1222

 

For Hearing impaired: TTY/TTD

877-299-4447

Vertebrate and Wildlife Pests

Contact your municipal animal control officer by calling the town office or the non-emergency number for your local police.

Wildlife Services

Robin Dyer

USDA

207-629-5181

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

For homeowner questions and problems with raccoons, deer, birds, coyotes, bears, bats, fox, or moose (especially when a game species is involved), call the nearest Maine Department of Inland Fisheries regional headquarters and ask to speak to a wildlife biologist or game warden. Each regional headquarters also has a list of wildlife rehabilitators for injured birds and small mammals.

Region A: Gray

657-2345

(Southern Maine south of the Androscoggin River )

Region B: Sidney

547-5300

(North of the Androscoggin River and Augusta area)

Region C: Jonesboro

941-4440

(Bangor and Downeast)

Region D: Strong

778-3324

 

 

Region E: Greenville

695-3756

 

 

Region F: Enfield

732-4132

 

 

Region G: Ashland

435-3231

 

 

Abbreviations Used

DACF = Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

MFS = Maine Forest Service

MDEP = Maine Department of Environmental Protection

MCDC = Maine Center for Disease Control

MDIFW = Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

MMC = Maine Medical Center

MOFGA = Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

USDA = US Department of Agriculture

UMCE = University of Maine Cooperative Extension

 

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It is the policy of the State of Maine to minimize reliance on pesticides. The Maine Department of Agriculture and the Maine IPM Council encourage everyone to practice integrated pest management and to use pesticides only as a last resort. The mention of pesticides in the fact sheets linked to these pages does not imply an endorsement of any product. Be sure that any product used is currently registered and follow all label directions.