I've been talking to a friend today who runs a garden nursery, and he asked me if I'd seen a warning that he put out on our local 'Nextdoor' website, I hadn't, but when I got home I read this, and thought that people should be warned, as soon as possible of this new danger. I also figured that we as grandparents should be aware, so that we can help protect our little ones, should this become a nationwide problem
This caterpillar has just arrived from the EU. It is very dangerous. It has long white hairs add short black hairs. Normally moves in twos and threes. It is covered in at least 5.000 hairs and everyone is toxic. If you touch 1 hair you will quickly start to feel sick. Your eyes will itch and start to close and in general you will feel quite ill. When the hairs are shed they will remain toxic for up to 5 years. If you see one do not touch or try to kill with anything that may cause hairs to be dispersed, such as putting your foot on it.
I don't want to be a scare monger, but would hate to think I knew this information, and hadn't passed it on.
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