Preventive treatment to avoid the appearance of the pine processionary

Preventive treatment to avoid the appearance of the pine processionary. Image: Teluda-Moraira Town Hall

Teulada City Hall, through its contracted pest control company, is to carry out treatments in the main pine areas of the city.

Techniques of endotherapy and spraying of biological products are used for this work, Teluda Town Hall confirmed on Wednesday, September 28.

Endotherapy is a technique that consists of drilling holes in the trunk of the conifer and then injecting systemic products that disperse in the sap of the tree. Thus, the larvae of the pine processionary feed on the needles of the tree and die when ingested.

The works will be carried out in the areas of pine forest located inside the San Vicente Ferrer public school in Teulada, the urban forest, the municipal park of Portichol, Pinaret de la costa and the town hall.

Work will also be carried out to spray biological products in the large pine forests of the municipality, such as outside the San Vicente Ferrer public school in Teulada, Portitxol Road, Platgetes, Calle Río Jalon, Calle Oviedo, Camino Viejo del Portet, Calle Ifach and Rue Tarragona.

The health adviser, Susanne Katzgrau, asked for “the civic collaboration of the owners who have pines in their homes, since they are responsible for their treatment since they are in private areas”.

She added: “It is very important that these areas are also treated so that the parasites do not spread.”


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