Moths Are Invading Parts Of Maine And There’s Horror Movie Potential

Most folks in Maine identify Stephen King with all things horror. But this summer we’re living through a different type of chilling story. This one is reality. A small critter, no bigger than a portion of your finger, has been wreaking havoc on the state’s midcoast region and there are no signs of a slowdown. The browntail moth caterpillars that have inundated the area have gained tons of attention, but other regions of Maine have been affected, too. Here’s what’s been reported and what you can do.

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If you live in Maine and want to know more about browntail moth caperpillars, you’re urged to call 211 or 866-811-5695 to find out how you can protect yourself and your home.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the only tiny critter to bother Mainers. Ticks have been on the rise for years and this season has been no different. Read all about what to expect this year and how you can protect yourself.