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Residents hit by plague of hairy caterpillars

May 16, 2010 | Comment icon 2 comments



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Residents in parts of England are being forced indoors by plagues of hairy caterpillars outside their homes.
The caterpillars are becoming more common in England due to rising temperatures. Covered in barb-like hairs the brown tail moth caterpillars can strip trees bare in no time and can cause severe allergic reactions if their hairs are inhaled.
There's something blowing on the breeze in West Street. And it's not pleasant. Residents are keeping their windows and doors tightly closed, and gardens are no-go areas. Some householders even need to don full-body protective clothing - complete with breathing masks - to venture outside.


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (2)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by Mele Kalikimaka 12 years ago
Every couple of years here in New England we get the gypsy moth caterpillars. Same deal - the trees turn bare, and cars are covered in brown pellets the size of poppy seeds.
Comment icon #2 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 12 years ago
Who you gonna call? Ghostbu... I mean exterminators! LOL!


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