Are Moths Harmful?

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Moths are generally not harmful although there are species that may cause dermatitis when persons with allergies. The caterpillars form of these moths are covered in hairs that contain a toxin and can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions in anyone who inhales them or comes into contact with them.
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