By Cathy Elelman • 09 November 2019 • 19:00
TREATMENT: The council is fumigating trees with insecticide to “reduce the possibilities of the insect appearing.”
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Adra
ADRA council is taking preventative action against processionary caterpillars at schools and in urban areas with pine trees.
Steps are being taken in more than 20 locations altogether.
Where the measures are being implemented in and around education centres it is in coordination with the school managers in order to guarantee the safety of pupils.
Urban Cleaning councillor Jose Crespo explained the treatment consists of fumigating trees with insecticide to “reduce the possibilities of the insect appearing.”
Crespo said it was an essential step to “break the cycle of the processionary caterpillar from the start and avoid that on that there being some kind of plague they reach the ground where there is a greater probability of causing problems.”
This is not the first time the local authority has taken steps against these kinds of critters. Prevention and treatment measures have been applied in areas where they are most like appear on a number of previous occasions. The council also carries out periodic visual checks on all areas where there are pines.
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