Insect and Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab - Submitting Insect Specimens
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Send your insect specimen with this completed form to:
|Pest Management Office
Attn: Clay Kirby
491 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473-1295
Clay Kirby: 207.581.2963
1.800.287.0279 (within Maine)
How to submit an insect specimen for proper identification:
- All insects (excluding butterflies and moths) should be placed in a small leak-proof container with just enough rubbing alcohol to cover specimen for preservation.
- Butterflies and moths should be packed in tissue or cotton for best possible preservation.
- You can mail or drop off specimens at your local County Extension Office or the Pest Management Office.
- IMPORTANT: Please do not submit floor sweepings, vacuum cleaner contents or specimens from the body (although ticks, suspected nits, and lice will be accepted
Please provide the following information about your insect specimen:
Where was the insect found? (i.e. kitchen, yard, bathroom, etc.)_______________________________________
What was the insect on? (i.e. animal, tomato, sink, etc.) _____________________________________________
Approximately how many insects were found? ____________
Describe damage, if any? _____________________________________________________________________
Additional Comments: _______________________________________________________________________
Do you have treatment preferences? ____________________________________________________________
Do you have children or pets in the home? _______________
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