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Jun 01, 2022 08:03 PM
CHINA

As Lockdown Lifts, Shanghai Swarmed With Termites

pictureTermites fly under street lamps in Shanghai on May 30. Photo: Screenshot of Shanghai hotline video
pictureTermites fly under street lamps in Shanghai on May 30. Photo: Screenshot of Shanghai hotline video

Shanghai’s grueling two-month lockdown has hugely disrupted social and economic life in the metropolis, but the Covid-19 surge has created another, perhaps less expected, problem — the city is battling a fresh wave of termites.

Videos and photos circulating online show that swarms of the wood-munching pests have recently appeared in several of the city’s districts. As of Monday, the city’s hotlines had received about 1,400 calls for pest control, local media report.

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