The branch of Haute-Marne is as of now encountering a huge presence of processionary caterpillars of oak processionary caterpillars in timberland and outside woods territories (confined trees). These caterpillars are stinging.

The oak processionary caterpillars: who right?

Oak processionary caterpillars are hatchlings of the moth Thaumetopoea processionea.

This species is normal and has been available since the finish of the eighteenth century in Europe. The eggs bring forth in April; the caterpillars live in settlements in which all the people come from a similar laying. During the day, they remain in smooth homes which develop with the age and number of caterpillars. These homes are put on the trunks or under the branches. They go out toward the day’s end, in parade, to benefit from oak leaves & Chenilles processionnaires 78.

What risks?

It is the most bothering of the caterpillars in our areas. Notwithstanding their long, sleek white hairs, caterpillars bear little stinging hairs that can be overwhelmed and stall out in the skin or mucous films. The protein being referred to is situated in these minute hairs which show up in the third larval stage (end of April-start of May). These hairs stay stinging for up to 2 to 3 years after their appearance, regardless of whether they are in the home (in the sheds) or whether they have been “delivered” by the caterpillar which feels assaulted or which has been squashed.

In creatures, whenever traderinput ingested, the tongue can necrostate, keeping them from taking care of. In people the response can be brutally hypersensitive. The stun produces here and there genuine issues (anaphylactic stun, edema, aggravation, tingling) in the most regular cases, or significantly more genuine unfavorably susceptible responses in touchy individuals.

Care should be taken to stay away from direct contact with caterpillars, their homes and conceivably plagued regions.

What harm?

Once the processionary is introduced, it will take care of around evening time on the leaves of the oaks and the primary signs on the tree are noticeable as wilted parts. Defoliation increments with the craving of the caterpillars.

In the event that the tree doesn’t bite the dust (with the exception of extraordinary invasion), it endures equal harm, for example, diminished photosynthesis, loss of development and it turns out to be more helpless to illnesses and vermin.

What methods for control in the woods?

There is no successful control strategy to for all time dispose of caterpillars. The ONF doesn’t make a difference bug spray treatment: these non-specific compound control strategies sway different butterflies and bugs which add to the organic wealth of the backwoods climate.

A valuable partner: the tit. The “processionary caterpillar eater” second to none is the incredible tit with a family utilization of 500 caterpillars for each day. Bats and creepy crawlies are additionally purchasers of butterflies or caterpillars of processionaries. These predations make it conceivable to control populaces when they are at an endemic level. They make it conceivable to defer and space pandemics, yet don’t make it conceivable to control them.

How to ensure yourself?

In the woods or in neighborhoods, the anticipation suggestions are the equivalent:

Evade trees with homes, ward kids and pets off

Never contact live or dead caterpillars, later or old homes

Try not to focus on your eyes instance of presentation

In solid breezes, don’t dry your clothing outside close to influenced trees

While getting back from the backwoods, if all else fails, scrub down and put on something else.