Media report on browntail moth surveys on UMaine campus

WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor) and WFVX-TV (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) reported that researchers at the University of Maine have been conducting browntail moth surveys across the campus. The surveying is part of a larger effort to reveal trends in the behavior of these moths as UMaine researchers evaluate ways to manage these pests without harming other insects. “We’re looking at different ways of monitoring the moth. Controlling the moth. Better understanding the biology of it to really increase the knowledge about it so that we can hopefully better control it,” said Angela Mech, assistant professor of forest entomology. WBRC-TV (Channel 6 in Birmingham, Alabama) and KWCH-TV (Channel 12 in Wichita, Kansas) shared the WABI report.