Warmer temperatures bring more insect attacks to Korea

Korea’s annual average temperature is steadily
rising, and the nation’s summers are getting longer and hotter. Since warmer temperatures generally means
more insects, it’s important to take precautions. Park Se-young tells us more. For the past hundred years, Korea’s summers
have slowly been getting longer and hotter, which brings with it greater threat from insect
attacks. In recent years, there has been a steady rise
in the number of wasp stings reported. And mosquitoes, …the most common cause of
insect bites during the summer, are expected to become even more active. As Korea’s average temperature continues to
rise, mosquitoes will be active in all seasons except winter. Puddles created after heavy rain in the summer
provide ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed. “The number of forest mosquitoes tends to
increase with puddles. The common house mosquito in urban areas also
breeds in water, so they also tend to increase during heavy rain.” Mosquitoes can become more aggressive after
the rainy season, so stronger preventative measures are needed. Park Se-young, Arirang News.

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