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 Contact Information: Attn: Clay Kirby Clay Kirby: 207-581-2963 491 College Avenue 1-800-287-0279 (within Maine) Orono, ME 04473 CLAY.KIRBY@MAINE.EDU
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
Your Name:___________________________________ Phone Number:_____________________________
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? _______________
(If applicable) Submitted By:
One of Maine’s Public Universities