The Maine Forest Service conducts annual Browntail Moth surveys and in the last several years has seen a dramatic increase in the moth's population.
Aerial surveys last summer indicated damage from just-hatched caterpillars, particularly in Waldo, Knox, Kennebec, Cumberland, and Androscoggin Counties, that may indicate that populations are abundant enough to cause significant discomfort in a far broader area this summer.
Please read the provided materials to learn more including what measures can be taken now to help reduce their population.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recently identified a of a case of animal rabies in a fox in Windham. If you have any questions, please contact Maine CDC, Division of Disease Surveillance at 1-800-821-5821. If you see a stray domestic or wild animal acting strangely please reach out to our Animal Control Officer, Jacqueline Frye, at 892-2525.