Browntail Moth Information

In 2020, Minot was identified as an area having high occurrences of Browntail Moth (BTM) within town boundaries. It is believed that this will continue in 2021. This of particular concern because BTM hairs can cause a reaction similar to poison ivy as well as breathing problems. The hairs can remain toxic for up to three years. For additional information and resources, see below:

It is advised that residents educate themselves regarding the risk of BTM exposure and work with a contractor to remove and treat any BTM infestations. Contact 211 for additional resources. In the event of severe reaction, contact your physician or 911.