A warning's gone out from local authorities shared environmental team about an insect that's been found in Corby.
Brown Tail-Moth Caterpillars have been identified in hedges in Oakley Vale at Oldland Road, Butland Road and Applegarth Close.
Their hairs break off if handled.. causing skin irritation and breathing difficulties similar to hay fever symptoms.
The team say they should not be handled - and are working to manage an influx of caterpillars this month.
They add that if symptoms don't settle down within a few hours to seek the help of a GP or pharmacist.