Browntail Moth Resources

Browntail moth caterpillars have hairs that can cause a rash similar to poison ivy and respiratory distress in sensitive individuals. The hairs persist for years and can cause problems when mowing or other activities stir them up.  Below, please find a link to the Maine Forestry Website for additional information, as well as a Browntail moth brochure, Browntail moth survey map, and map of Browntail moth damage in Maine.