Dill speaks to BDN about the growing number of black fly species in Maine 

Jim Dill, pest management specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to the Bangor Daily News on how the increase in black fly species is leading to longer black fly seasons. Black flies need clean, fresh water to reproduce and this rise in reproduction can be linked to Maine’s Clean Water Act. Dill also warns of the increase in mosquito species which will lead to a summerlong mosquito season. Dill says that, “covering up and using natural or chemical bug repellent are the best way to deal with Maine’s biting insects.” The Associated Press cited the Bangor Daily News report, and Spectrum News, the Portland Press Herald, U.S. News and World Report, CBS Boston and other national outlets shared the AP report.