Wildlife Diseases - Acceptable Methods of Eradication & Reduction of Diseases - Maine

The director may use pesticides, including herbicides, and sanitation harvests to control insect and disease outbreaks only in response to: A. A specific threat to the functioning of a native ecosystem or managed wildlife habitat(,) B. A specific threat to human health or safety(,) or C. A condition that is likely to result in significant damage to adjacent lands if control is not exercised. For the purposes of this subsection, “sanitation harvest” means the removal of trees that have been attacked or are in imminent danger of attack by insects or disease in order to prevent these insects or diseases from spreading to other trees.;

Citation:  12 M.R.S.A. § 1805;