Northwest Seoul’s ‘love bug’ spreads to Goyang, Gyeonggi…Emergency quarantine

As a swarm of hair flies, the so-called ‘love bugs’, which is rapidly increasing in population centering on Gupabal and Yeonsinnae in the northwestern part of Seoul, spread to the neighboring Goyang City, local governments have launched an emergency quarantine.

Goyang City and Deokyang Public Health Center in Gyeonggi Province said that complaints about “a swarm of mating insects increased rapidly” in Jichuk-dong, Samsong-dong, Changneung-dong and Hyang-dong districts in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province said that they are engaged in

In addition, these swarms of insects, which are presumed to be ‘cinnamon velvet fly’, have been collected and requested to be analyzed by the Vector Analysis Division of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This insect is a fly insect of about 1 centimeter in diameter, and it is non-toxic, does not bite people, and does not transmit diseases.

The city of Goyang explained that it will disappear naturally by the middle of this month when the rainy season ends, judging by the mating and lifestyle habits of the hair flies.

Earlier, in Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, about 1,000 complaints from residents about the appearance of hair flies have been received since the end of last month, and public health centers and autonomous quarantine teams have started to quarantine.

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