Council commences annual fight against processionary caterpillar

Working on the first of 1,000 pine trees
Working on the first of 1,000 pine trees Credit: Estepona Council

ANOTHER ‘plague’ beginning with C is due to arrive on the Costa del Sol shortly which is why, Estepona Council is sending out teams of workers to inject special treatment into pine trees to try to fight off the arrival of the processionary caterpillar.

This relatively tiny insect can be deadly to animals, especially curious dogs, and cause allergic reactions to children and adults who inhale the poisonous hair of the insect.

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This year, the Council has increased the number of treatments by nearly 10 per cent by using more units of ‘pesticide’ up from 2,300 last year to 2,500 which will allow protective action on 1,000 pine trees.

Although the fight against these pests is ongoing, this year, preventive works have been advanced and will be done in a shorter period of time than usual and will initially target areas where there are children (such as schools and playgrounds) as well as dog parks.

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