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Fact Sheets / Information

Insects: button that takes you to a section that lists all our critters, conveniently, in alphabetical order by common name Other:
Listados de insectos en Español (Penn State)
Spiders - Click here to go to UMaine Extension's Fact Sheet on household spidersLink to our Ticks page

See Also:button that links to our list of published insect fact sheets

Maine Household Pests (and/or Nuisances):

Yard, Garden and Woodlot Pests and Critters (Some of these critters will occasionally hitch a ride into the house on such things as firewood, clothing, a family pet, etc.)


Beneficials [see also Beneficial Insects and Spiders in Your Maine Backyard]


For a listing of butterflies in Maine (with photos), visit the Maine Butterfly Survey site. And, for a comprehensive listing of backyard tree caterpillars (with photos), check out the USGS’s Caterpillars of Eastern Forests.

Spiders and Ticks



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