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Beetle plague eats up local homes

Update: May, 11/2015 - 08:52
– Black-bean beetles have seriously disrupted the lives of hundreds of people in southern Dong Nai Province's Quang Trung Commune. — Photo ngaynay

DONG NAI (VNS) – Black-bean beetles have seriously disrupted the lives of hundreds of people in southern Dong Nai Province's Quang Trung Commune.

Although the insects carry no diseases that can be transmitted to humans, they eat timber, including furniture, and quickly multiply.

Diep Thi Theu, a resident in Lac Son Hamlet, said millions of the bugs had destroyed her furniture. Four members of her family could do nothing but trying to get rid of them.

Theu said she collected five bags of bugs weighing more than 200 kilogrammes within five days. However, there were still thick layers of them in the ceiling spaces.

Local People's Committee said that it had reported the situation to authorised agencies for measures. — VNS

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