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Be aware ....The caterpillars are about

Posted by oriana-682052 - Created: 9 years ago
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Posted by Cypruswez - 9 years ago

The Processional Pine Moth Caterpillar is a nasty critter. They are on the move now and can cause serious injury or death to domestic pets, small children, or those with hyper sensitivity, or allergy.

This year they seem to be especially numerous.

Prevention is best undertaken as soon as the nests appear. Cut out the nests and burn them, but wear gloves and exercise caution.

Some areas organise spraying to kill the caterpillars, but not much evidence of this North of Limassol.

Speak to your Muktar or contact your local community board if trees near you are infected.

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Posted by Relocating - 9 years ago

These things are lethal, a friend of mine was in the gardwn and was "got at" by these things, she suffered a severe anaphylactic shock and was rushed to hospital. Thankfully she is now on the mend.

Be careful around these things they can kill.