Browntail Moth Caterpillars in Maine
Now is the time of year to be vigilant about protecting ourselves from the effects of the browntail moth caterpillar.
The caterpillars are present in Maine from April to mid-June. Be on the lookout for brown caterpillars with white and signature orange spots. The tiny hairs on the caterpillar become airborne, most often causing a localized itchy skin rash. The rash can last between a few days to a few weeks and varies in severity. Should you or someone you know develop a rash from the browntail moth caterpillar, topical cream is most commonly used to treat it.
The team at Savage’s Drug in Oakland has put together a topical remedy in the form of a grab-and-go kit—convenient and effective. They also created a stronger remedy available by prescription only.
Info Credit: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/vector-borne/browntail-moth/index.shtml
Photo Credits: WGME.com; forestpests.org
66 Western Avenue
Fairfield, ME 04937
Phone: (207) 453-4411
Fax: (207) 453-6612
43 Main Street
Oakland, ME 04963
Phone: (207) 465-4440
Fax: (207) 465-3414
33 Plaza Drive
Unity, ME 04988
Phone: (207) 948-3950
Fax: (207) 948-5658
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- Nature’s Truth Vitamins and Supplements
- Cough and Cold Medication
- First-aid Items (including wound care products)
- Greeting cards (which are always priced at 50% off retail value)
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