Entomologist to speak on browntail moth threat Nov. 30

Nov 10, 2017
The browntail moth caterpillar can cause an allergic reaction if it gets on the skin of a sensitive individual.

Camden — Charlene Donahue is a forest entomologist with the Maine Forest Service. She will be speaking at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. on the epidemic of browntail moth that Maine is currently facing.

It is only a matter of time before Midcoast Maine is hit as hard as Southern Maine. This talk will educate homeowners and the public on how to recognize and control the infestation before it gets out of control.

Although browntail moth is a forest pest, and can cause mortality of host trees, the biggest impacts are on human health and economics. Exposure to irritating hairs can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild to very severe.



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