Toxic caterpillars prompt health warning in London

Toxic caterpillars prompt health warning in London
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April 29, 2018
April 29, 2018 10:41 AM EDT
Oak processionary moth caterpillars are pictured in this file photo. (Getty Images)
LONDON Residents in London are being told to beware the white-haired caterpillars that can cause rashes, vomiting and asthma attacks.
The British Forestry Commission says caterpillars that become oak processionary moths have been spotted in and around the British capital since mid-April.
The caterpillars are covered in thousands of hairs containing the protein thaumetopoein, which can cause skin rashes, sore throats, breathing difficulties and eye problems.
People are being warned not to touch the creatures, which are most often found in oak trees and to keep pets away from them, too.
Officials are treating oak trees with pesticide to try and eliminate the moths, which were accidentally introduced to Britain in 2005 on plants imported from continental Europe.
The Observer newspaper said Sunday that authorities will also set traps for the caterpillars.

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Shoot them!....oh, you don't have guns...Stab them! oh, you don't have knives...

will you go to jail if you defend your home from them too?

It's funny after invading most of the planet, to hear the Brits foam up about invasions at home.