However, pastor Begley believes the threat posed by these critters is biblical in nature.
He linked their arrival to other supposed prophetic signs, such as an annular eclipse of the Sun on June 21, and a penumbral eclipse of the Moon July 4.
The preacher said: “There’s three major signs in the heavens that are going to happen between now and the end of the year.
“The first one is June 21. We’re going to have a solar eclipse that’s going to go over the entire Holy Land.
“It’ll be over Israel for six hours. The Sun will turn to darkness for six hours.