Deadly caterpillars have been spotted near Beauvais in the Oise.

Deadly caterpillars have been spotted near Beauvais in the Oise.

Oak procession caterpillars are especially active from April to September.  Lorraine was not spared.
Oak procession caterpillars are especially active from April to September. Oise did not spare. (©Illustration)

it’s walking in forests along the streets of Jeannine More and Chemin du Merlier, not far from Warlouis Aviation Museum (UAZ), which were discovered by local residents caterpillarsthe beginning of June.

Notify city hall

At the same time, residents of a town located five kilometers from Beauvais reported the presence of the species to the mayor’s office.


Upon hearing this news, Dominique Moret, Mayor of Varlouis (Oise), contacted the National Forestry Authority (ONF) and warned its inhabitants on social networks, posting this Thursday “instructions for making homemade eco-traps “.

The alarm is very serious in the Oise

“Soon we will have a slightly different place,” admits the mayor News UAZ, and the city “surrounded by forests.” BUT Danger for humans, but also for pets.

Processional caterpillars have hairs very caustic for animals. A real poison for dogs, as a single contact with mucous membranes can cause an outbreak respiratory and heart failureup to dead.

If symptoms appear, the best solution is transport to the veterinary ambulance service.

Uncomfortable reactions

For men, in case of contact, intense burning can happen with symptoms of respiratory failure.

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People may also experience skin reactions. In case of doubt, it is recommended quickly consult a pharmacist, doctor or even call 15.

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