Beware of Rove beetles

Contact with the substance that rove beetles emit cause painful blisters.

MALACCA: The Rove beetle or what is popularly known as “Charlie Ants” could cause painful wounds on the human skin, warns Malacca Hospital emergency and trauma specialist Dr Abdul Rahman Abdul Kadir.

He said caution should be exercised during the peak season for rove beetles, which is during the rainy season, although no recent cases of wounds caused by the insects have been reported here.

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