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Home, Yard, and Garden Pests

Home and Garden Pests Clay Kirby UMCE 207-581-2963
Plant Diseases Bruce Watt UMCE 207-581-3883
Forest and Shade Tree Insects Charlene Donahue DACF 207-287-2431
  Colleen Teerling DACF 207-287-2431
  Allison Kanoti DACF 207-287-2431
Forest & Shade Tree Diseases Bill Ostrofsky 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 Lois Stack UMCE 207-581-2949
 

Human Health Pests

Mosquitoes & Ticks   MCDC 207-287-8016
  Chuck Lubelczyk MMC 207-662-7142
 

Integrated Pest Management

  Jim Dill UMCE 207-581-3879
  Kathy Murray DACF 207-287-7616
 

Invasive Pests

Insects Karen Coluzzi DACF 207-287-7551
Fish Species Russell Danner MDIFW 207-287-2813
Aquatic Plants Paul Gregory MDEP 207-287-6961
Terrestrial Plants Lois Stack UMCE 207-581-2949
  Don Cameron DACF 207-287-8041
Pest Quarantine Regulations Terry Bourgoin 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 Lebelle Hicks DACF 207-287-2731
 

Poisonous Plants

Identification Lois Stack 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

 

For help with general questions or problems with this website: asktheexpert@maine.gov