New York Post—Beware the march of the hairy caterpillars. Large chunks of Europe are battling pesky infestations of oak processionary caterpillars, whose tiny toxic hairs get captured and spread by wind — and cause severe allergic reactions and skin irritations in humans and pets. Millions of the inch-long insects, moving nose-to-tail in processions, have appeared across the
Toxic processionary caterpillar plague spreads across Europe. The wind-blown hairs of oak caterpillars are a health risk in Germany and Benelux countries.