Oak processionary moths

The oak processionary moth is a pest that has been identified within the borough. It lives on oak trees and poses a risk to human and animal health.

Oak processionary mothsThe caterpillar emerges each April and has thousands of irritating hairs, which can cause skin rashes, sore throats, breathing difficulties and eye problems. Do not touch them.

If you think you may have been exposed and have an itching skin rash, conjunctivitis or other symptoms, call 999 if it is an emergency or contact your GP if it is not an emergency.

If you see any oak processionary moths or caterpillars you should report them immediately

Page last updated: 07 Sep 2020