The Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory brings together scientists researching animals, agriculture, insects, and plants under one roof. The unique combination of researchers provides many teaching opportunities for students, as well as premier research and outreach facilities.

By allowing for research contributions to agriculture, public health, communities, and wildlife, the lab aims to benefit Maine in a variety of ways, including protecting the natural resource- and food-based economies, adding to food safety and human health, and providing unique diagnostic and testing services to farmers, homeowners, and the public.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Closed Holidays

Check Yourself!

Griffin Dill making an appearance on local news segment

Twitter logoTick season isn’t over in Maine. In fact, fall is when disease-carrying deer ticks are most active.

November 15, 2022: Griffin Dill on WMTW Channel 8 (Twitter)

Currently, UMaine Extension is operating and the Tick Lab, Insect Lab, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, and the Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab can all accept samples at this time.

Pest Management Unit:
Phone: 207.581.3880 or 800.287.0279 (in Maine) | Email:

Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory:
Phone 207.581.2767 | Email:

University of Maine Cooperative Extension COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance

View the Most Recent Guidance for UMaine Extension