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.


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.


Disclaimer: Pesticide registration status is subject to change and varies from state to state; therefore the author and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension cannot assume liability for any pesticide recommendations. It is the responsibility of the pesticide applicator to verify the registration status of any pesticide before applying it. The label is the law! Always read and follow the label when applying pesticides. Use of product names does not imply endorsement.