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Welcome to Home and Garden IPM from Cooperative Extension

Click this button to get assistance with Critters & Pests Identification (the leafhopper in the picture is called Graphocephala coccinea)

Link to our online photo gallery of insects, spiders and other critters that a homeowner in Maine might encounter.

Click this button to go to our page containing Fact Sheets and links to information about insects, spiders and other critters a Maine homeowner might encounter

Link to our Insect and Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab at 491 College Avenue in Orono

Decorative button for linking to a page that describes the UMaine Extension Greenbug Education Program

Link to some definitions of what IPM is

Link to a page containing our contact information

Click for listing of further resources, including information on home-related rodents, bats, etc.

Pest Identification and Management for people in Maine
The intent of these pages is to help people in Maine identify pests (and other curious critters) that are found in and around the home and garden, and to provide information on how to control them, if necessary.Decorative notice reminding viewers to take advantage of our alphabetical list of critters on our website.
Information you can use, research you can trust. University of Maine Cooperative Extension is your doorway to University of Maine expertise. For more than 100 years, we’ve been putting university research to work in homes, businesses, farms, and communities—in every corner of Maine.

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