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May 27, 2013

Termites swarm New Orleans, people think it’s the Apocalypse

Filed under: Uncategorized — cobcatnipdew @ 10:27 pm

The Extinction Protocol

May 27, 2013NEW ORLEANS, LATens of thousands of formosan termites swarmed New Orleans on Wednesday night, leading many people to believe that the apocalypse had struck the city. The termites were attracted to bright and well-lit devices, which included car headlights, homes, and streetlights. The insects were expected to hit at the beginning of May, but it has been an unusually cold few weeks, and they only made their first appearance on Wednesday night. The Formosan termites were introduced to the United States of America from the Far East during World War Two when they were brought over in crates and various wood products. New Orleans normally sees the creatures appear along Lake Pontchartrain and at the naval shipyard in Algiers. These huge swarms gather and stay in the area because they are only able to fly 300 yards in search of a mate. The…

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