A threat for people

Doctor Pino - Endotherapy Trunk Injection Method Processionary Caterpillar Mallorca Allergy

The processionary caterpillar can cause severe allergies

Pine processionary caterpillars represent a public health hazard because they have thousands of hairs which contain an urticating, or irritating, proteincalled thaumetopoein.

These hairs can be blown by the wind into contact with people resulting in painful skin irritations and rashes and, in some cases, serious allergic reactions.