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dogs and pine processionary caterpillers

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Offline peanut

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« on: March 26, 2009, 13:41 PM »
Hi all,
We were told recently that these caterpillers can be dangerous to dogs due to toxins in their spines which can cause swelling and breathing difficulties.
We have a pine on our land with 4 inaccessible nests- about 15m up. Do we need to keep the dogs away from them when they come down? Is there away of killing them as they descend?
Thanks, Peanut

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 14:07 PM »
Peanut,

Huge topic full of information at
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php?topic=64

Have a look for the tips and info there...
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 14:18 PM »
Yes definately keep your dogs away from them.

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 17:13 PM »
Ah yes. Ifound all the stuff I need under pine processionary caterpillars!! Feel free to delete my topic!
Thanks, Mike

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 20:26 PM »
No need to delete your topic Mike.... Its a good question and the link points others to the excellent discussion and info.....


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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2009, 18:35 PM »
My word.  That's worth knowing.  I came across a few of them the other day I think - fortunately neither I nor my dog put our noses in!  :o