Are walking sticks toxic?
For some species, blending in isn’t the only defense mechanism, and they can also secrete either a foul-smelling compound or a compound that is irritating to the eyes or mouth. Interacting or ingesting a walking stick could lead to drooling, shaking, pawing at the mouth or eyes, or vomiting.
Are walking sticks destructive?
Tattered and missing leaves in landscaping reduce curb appeal and may incur financial loss. In the tropics, where walking sticks are abundant, they have caused severe defoliation of forest trees, resulting in tree death, animal habitat destruction and economic loss.