Browntail Moth

Browntail moth caterpillar

This spring, the Town will conduct a spraying program of street trees in the public right of way to combat the infestation of Browntail moths. Spraying will take place in the early morning hours and will commence on or about May 1.

The Town’s contractor, Whitney Tree Service, will spray a chemical called Conserve SC from the roadway with a truck mounted mistblower to treat infested trees on the public roads marked in yellow on the map linked in the list below. Only those trees located in the public right of way that have nests will be sprayed as part of this project. Property owners with nests on other parts of their property will need to hire a qualified contractor.

Property owners in the treatment area have the option of refusing treatment along their property line by returning the refusal form below NO LATER THAN April 26. Failure to return this form will be deemed to indicate consent to the spraying program. For more information, contact Melissa at Town Hall at mtryon@falmouthme.org or 699-5335.

Resources for more information

Falmouth Spraying Project Frequently Asked Questions

Treatment Map

Browntail Moth Assessment and list of roads to be treated

Safety Data Sheet - Conserve SC   

Refusal form - Due to Town Hall no later than April 26

How to identify Winter Nests

Maine CDC Browntail Moth Fact Sheet

Maine DACF Browntail Moth brochure

Websites for more information on Browntail Moths: 

Maine Forest Service: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/forest_health/insects/browntail_moth.htm

State of Maine "Got Pests" site: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/gotpests/bugs/browntail-moth.htm

Maine CDC: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/vector-borne/brow...