February 2022 is Browntail Moth Awareness Month in Maine.
Browntail Moth are an invasive insect which damages trees and ecosystems, and their caterpillars can harm human health with their toxic hairs.
Winter is the best time to remove overwintering webs of Browntail moths. The caterpillars are active mid-April until early October. The hairs remain toxic for up to three
Follow the link here to ME DACF for more information about Browntail moth and how to remove them.
Photos courtesy of ME DACF.
During February and March the District is offering free use of a tree pruner for Hancock County residents who would like to remove nests from their property. Please contact the office at 207-667-8663 to arrange a time to pick up and return the pruner. You may also email email@example.com. Help us reduce the number of these invasive insects in Hancock County!
The 16′ extendable tree saw & pruner is available by appointment.
We will ask you to sign our Equipment Borrowing Policy and Liability Waiver.
Please watch this video prior to borrowing.