It is very important to know that…

With the arrival of spring and good weather, the processionary descends the trunk of the pine tree and moves in procession, that is when we must be very careful.

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Cases of pets that have been in contact with the processionary are always the order of the day. Today in the terraviva blog we tell you some signs and tips for these cases:

Warning signs that indicate that your pet has been in contact with the caterpillar

  • If your pet is nervous.
  • Your lips, face, or oral mucosa swell.
  • He can’t shut his mouth.
  • Produces large amounts of saliva.
  • gasps
  • Difficulty breathing.

Tips to act against the processionary


  1. Get the dog out of the area where the caterpillars are, avoiding pine trees, which is where the bags of caterpillars usually are.
  2. Observe the condition of the tongue and oral mucosa.
  3. Wash the affected area if possible with saline solution, if not warm tap water as quickly as possible (it will be cleaned from the inside out, the water should flow outwards, NEVER rub the affected area).
  4. Immediately take your pet to the vet.

How to eliminate the processionary?

-The first thing is to cover ourselves well to prevent us from coming into contact with any stinging hair.

-In the winter months it is convenient to manually and carefully remove the pockets that form in the branches of the pine trees, always avoiding windy days so that we do not have contact with the stinging hair of the caterpillar.

-If you have not been able to remove the pockets in the winter months, there are some pheromone traps that are placed at the bottom of the tree, so that the males go to the trap and thus avoid reproduction.

-Collar Procerex, it is also a trap for when the processionary goes down the trunk.

Follow the advice of Terra viva and above all be very careful!

Tips to act against the processionary

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