House Digest cites UMaine Extension information about tussock caterpillars

In an article about tussock caterpillars, House Digest cited information from University of Maine Cooperative Extension that notes tussock caterpillars are not poisonous or venomous. Their prickly hairs can cause rashes on the skin, and children are more likely to develop the rash than adults. You can wash the hairs away with soap and water, and use tape or a pair of fine tweezers for embedded hairs.