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    Caterpillar of the community: Residents of suburban street are horrified by invasion of bugs that crawl through their clothes and HAIR


    • Spooky, white material began to randomly appear on trees
    • Has resulted in plague of caterpillars covering street
    • Infestation on south London street is three inches deep in places
    • Residents have had to pick the animals out of their hair and clothes



    It started with a spooky, white material which began to randomly appear on trees.
    Residents in a London suburban street were left completely baffled by its appearance.
    But now, three weeks on, their confusion has turned to horror after discovering the material was in fact caterpillar nests.

    It has resulted in a plague of bird cherry ermine caterpillars completely covering pavements, walls and cars in the street.


    Odd: A freak plague of caterpillars has invaded a suburban street in south London, covering trees and walls



    Invasion: Siblings Charlie and Ava Warren look at some of the caterpillars covering a tree. The infestation is three inches deep in places



    The infestation, which is three inches deep in places, has resulted in residents having to pick the animals out their hair and clothes.
    Trisha Mole, who lives in Warfield Road, Hampton , said: 'You cannot help but feel they are doing damage to the trees.'
    A neighbour added: 'The trees are completely infested. All the trees are dripping in this white chlorophyll web thing.


    'We are picking the caterpillars out of our hair and the kids' hair. It's just not on.'
    Another resident, who did not want to be named, said: 'We all know that it is not harmful to us, it is just really unpleasant, really unpleasant..

    Plague: Residents in the south London street have had to pick the animals out their hair and clothes. This picture shows some of the caterpillars covering a car tyre




    Not happy: One resident in the street described the infestation as 'unpleasant, really unpleasant'

    Unpleasant: Charlie and Ava look on in horror at some of the caterpillars



    'The council is more concerned about the caterpillars than the people.'
    Richmond Council said there were no safe chemicals that could be used in a public area to permanently remove the caterpillars and said the caterpillar feeding stage lasted about four weeks.
    A council spokesman said: 'The caterpillars are totally harmless to humans, they only feast on the tree but the trees recover quite quickly once the caterpillars pupate and the adults start to fly
    'However, we are aware that they have caused the local residents distress and we are investigating what other methods could be used to remove them.'
    Councillor Gareth Roberts said: 'Unfortunately, owing to the advanced stage of the infestation, I'm advised by council officers that even if they were to use the treatments they have at their disposal they would have little effect.

    'While I appreciate that this is probably of little immediate comfort I get the impression from officers that this is something of a freak occurrence and it is unlikely to recur next year, however I will ask our arboriculture team to monitor this street closely so they can act early in case it does.'



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    Disgusting but that little girl is so cute.
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    omg WHY
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    Holy crap. I shouldn't click on these things.
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    Scorched earth approach, interesting
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    When these guys metamorphose into moths, they are going to eat everyone's clothing, and Britain will be turned into a giant nudist colony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobelia View Post
    Scorched earth approach, interesting
    instant flamethrower
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    Quote Originally Posted by shedevilang View Post
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    Hell, this used to happen when we were kids.. perhaps not on this level, but still. We'd just climb the trees and break off limbs that had the caterpillars and start a fire and throw 'em in... no biggie.
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    They'll have millions of pretty butterflies if they leave them alone

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    Oh God, NO, I just can't with this thread. We had a summer like this once in my hometown with tent caterpillars. They freaking coated the trees, so it looked like the whole surface was this wriggling mass. They fell down out of the trees into our hair as we walked home from school. People had to hose down their houses to get them off the walls. Cars would literally slide around on the street because the asphalt was covered in caterpillars, making it slippery. It was the worst thing ever and I have serious caterpillar trauma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tati View Post
    Cars would literally slide around on the street because the asphalt was covered in caterpillars, making it slippery. It was the worst thing ever and I have serious caterpillar trauma.
    "Fast and Furious 7 - Caterpillar Drift"
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    And now my kids love caterpillars and always want to pick them up and give them to them!
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    its like a horror movie.

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