BRITS WARNED OF ‘TOXIC BUG’ EXPLOSION
Brits have been warned about toxic bugs as the mild winter and spring weather will bring a population explosion this year.
Oak processionary moths lay their eggs from late April and infest trees once hatched.
They can be poisonous to humans if they come directly into contact with the skin.
The bugs have been blamed for causing breathing problems, which have been fatal – but not in the UK.
Forestry England warned the caterpillars have black heads and bodies covered in long white hairs which contain proteins which can cause itchy rashes, eye, and throat irritations.