Oak Processionary Moth

Essential pesticide spraying will take place at Painshill during June & July to manage Oak Processionary Moth activity (a non-native invasive insect).

This time of year when the caterpillars move about and may be found low on the trunk and branches of oak trees (where they may also form webbed nests). The hairs of the caterpillars carry a toxin which can cause skin rashes, eye irritation and respiratory problems to humans and animals.

If you come across the caterpillars or their webbed nests please do not touch them and keep children and animals away.

Report any sightings to the Visitor Manager: 01932 868 113

Additional information can be found on the Forestry Commission’s website