Oak Processionary Moth Caterpillars Warning

Pet owners are being urged to look out for oak processionary moth caterpillars this summer, as their hairs contain a substance that irritates the eyes and throats of dogs and cats. The creatures are usually seen from May to July in parts of south-east England, but Blue Cross has said they could be spreading. 

More information can be found on the Blue Cross website. The caterpillars should also be reported to the Forestry Commission to help minimise the effects they cause on oak trees.

Visits www.forestry.gov.uk/opm