An alarming number of beetles have suddenly appeared in Argentine towns. (Picture / Retrieved from Dailystar)
In Santa Isabel, Argentina, a spooky incident recently occurred when millions of beetles suddenly appeared in local towns, causing massive damage to police stations, houses and vehicles, and clogging the sewers of gas stations. People are also required to cover their faces when going out to prevent an insect infestation. At present, relevant local units have turned off public lighting, hoping to let the beetles disperse as soon as possible.
According to the “Dailystar” report, a large number of beetles suddenly invaded St. Isabe, causing a lot of damage to local buildings, and also affecting the lives of local people, causing residents to be troubled. The beetles, known locally as “cascarudos,” said the town’s deputy mayor, Cristian Echegaray, “are everywhere, in houses and shops.”
It is reported that large numbers of beetles have taken over the parks and gardens of St. Isabe, and they are even found on the roofs of people’s homes. The beetles hide in the shade on rooftops to avoid the hot sun during the day, and at night in the city lights. It is understood that these beetles do not bite people, but because of their hard shells, they often collide with objects when flying, so authorities recommend that people wear protective masks when going out.
The report pointed out that the reason for the sudden influx of beetles into the town may be that the local hot and humid weather has created ideal conditions for the beetles to breed. Some biologists say that the area has experienced unusual heavy rain and high temperature this season. This makes these insects multiply. And indoor lighting attracts millions of adult beetles. In order to get rid of the beetle invasion crisis, the town has turned off street lights and public buildings for at least three days, which has also led to a significant drop in the number of beetles.
According to reports, this is not the first time that Argentina has seen a plague of insects similar to the Bible. According to the “Daily Mail” report, a large-scale black insect appeared in the area near Buenos Aires in Argentina in 2016. , the reason for the influx of bugs is still unclear, but people speculate that it may be an ominous omen of the end, or it may be related to a major earthquake.