This program serves as a resource for accurate, unbiased information on pest management and on the prevention and education of tick-borne illnesses.


Need help trying to identify a bug? Problems with an infestation in your home or garden?

You can bring insect specimens into the Cooperative Extension office for identification and further assistance. Our office is located in the Barnstable County Deeds & Probate Building at 3195 Main St. in West Barnstable.

You can also fill out the form below, providing as much detailed info the insect and/or infestation, and attach an image of the specimen. Larry Dapsis, Barnstable County Entomologist, will be in touch regarding your inquiry.

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Larry Dapsis, County Entomologist and Deer Tick Project Coordinator

Entomologist since age five…B.S. Environmental Science & Biology at Fitchburg State University and M.S. Entomology at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Thirty-four years of professional pest management experience including Vegetables, Cranberries and Household Insects. Joined Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in 2011 as Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist and is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases.

#508-375-6642 or ldapsis@barnstablecounty.org