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Black bean beetles torment Dong Nai

Update: May, 05/2014 - 09:02
According to locals, black bean beetles reproduce when it was going to rain or in humid conditions. — Photo phunutoday

DONG NAI (VNS) — Black bean beetles have overtaken households in Xuan Thanh Commune in the southern province of Dong Nai Province and seriously disrupted the lives of hundreds of local people, the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reports.

Residents have been trying a variety of methods to eradicate them, but none of them have proved effective, including insecticides.

Vo Thi Tuyet, a resident in Xuan Thanh Commune, said that thousands of beetles were flying into her house each day, forming dark streams

"I don't know what to do. It's really disturbing," she said.

She said no matter how hard she tried, the beetles reappeared every few days.

Ngo Tran Tien, another resident in the commune, said black bean beetles could be found on the ceilings, floors and walls.

"There are so many bugs that the noise they make sounds like it's raining outside. My family have to sleep in the garden sometimes," he said.

According to locals, black bean beetles reproduce when it was going to rain or in humid conditions.

These bugs do not transmit diseases to humans, but with the thick density in the house, they generate odors that could cause allergic reactions in sensitive areas.

Last June, black bean beetles invaded hundreds of households in An Vien Commune in Trang Bom District, disrupting daily life. People there were told to sweep out the bugs and burn them.

The provincial agriculture and rural development department has admitted there was no effective way of getting rid of this kind of bug. — VNS


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