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During this week numerous processionary pockets of the main public spaces of the town center have been removed (14/02/2019)

It is found especially in the pines and is being removed since its contact causes serious allergies in children and is very dangerous for companion animals

With the arrival of spring, allergies cause an important problem for many sectors of the population, being in many cases difficult to avoid.

But in the case of the reaction to the contact of the caterpillars of the processionary can be prevented to reduce to the maximum any disease derived from this species.

For this reason, the Town Council of Pliego has promoted the withdrawal of processionary pockets that are found in a good part of the public spaces of the urban area that tend to be very popular both in children's games and by neighbors who walk.

The experts in pest control point out that the risk to people and animals is much greater than it seems, and recommend avoiding contact with these caterpillars because when they touch them, they transmit a strong poison that is especially dangerous for children and can even be deadly for companion animals like dogs.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Pliego

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