Why these six caterpillars can actually hurt you

There are many different species of caterpillars that you should know to stay away from touching. Beau, a four-year-old all of a sudden became very sick. His face was swollen and got very drowsy. The mother Lauryn knew something was wrong and took her son to the hospital to get checked out. After all the examinations it turned out that Beau had touched a caterpillar that contains a lot of toxins that go into your body and cause many health issues.

The best tip that a caterpillar expert can tell anyone is to stay clear of any direct contact to a hairy caterpillar.

Here are just a few caterpillars to try and avoid:

Flannel Moth Caterpillar- The hairs are venomous and cause skin rashes

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Puss Caterpillar- They sting you and produce a harsh reaction leading to your skin burning

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Saddleback Caterpillar- Spikes come out of their back and sting you

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The Hag Moth Caterpillar- An annoying sting

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Bag Shelter Caterpillar- The hairs on the back are deadly. Once the hairs attach and venom is released, it will cause you to suffer from external and internal bleeding.

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The Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar- Irritation to skin and with the deadly chemicals in the hair can lead you to serious health issues.

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