Dill speaks to BDN about horsehair worm

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Jim Dill, pest management specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about the parasitic horsehair worm. “Once they have parasitized the host and are mature, the horsehair worm tricks it to seek out water and jump in. The grasshopper or whatever bug is the host drowns and the worm comes out,” Dill said. WGME-TV (Channel 13 in Portland) and WPFO-TV (Fox 23 in Portland) shared the BDN report.