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As spring is on its way, the processionary caterpillars are on the move again ........

Children and pets should be kept well away from them as they because the caterpillars are covered in small hairs, which can cause an allergic reaction if touched.
When humans come into contact with these hairs, they can cause reactions ranging from mild inflammation and irritation to severe anaphylactic shock.
With dogs, who strangely seem attracted to their smell it can be fatal.
If the hairs contact your skin a rash soon forms which can be incredibly itchy, painful and lasts for as much as three weeks.
The worst problems occur if someone makes contact with the caterpillar directly and ingest the hairs. If you come into contact with these insects and get any reaction medical advice should be sought.
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Processionary caterpillars are very dangerous for dogs because their fine hairs can cause severe allergies and even necrosis in their tissues if direct contact is made. However, the effects of pine processionary can also be transmitted through the air, so prevention is crucial.


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I'm just beginning to explore Portugal as a place to live/retire. Are these caterpillars easy to avoid during Feb, March and April? For instance, if you live at the coast or near the coast or in a city, are they a threat?

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Anywhere you have pine trees you potentially have precessionary caterpillars

they have been found in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey. Sadly northern countries are now being affected and there have been sighting even in the southern counties of the U.K.
Processionary caterpillars are generally found in southern France, Spain and other parts of Mediterranean but they are rapidly heading north and in recent years have been discovered in parts of England and as far north as Holland and Germany having been even found as far north as Berlin

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