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A man swipes at locusts as they swarm a field in Cancun, Mexico's biggest tourist destination September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz (MEXICO)
Diana Rubi Pech Dzu, 4, walks among a cloud of locusts in the city of Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 25, 2006. A locust plague has invaded the outskirts of this resort city. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
"...authorities hope to end the infestation in the next eight days."
Squads wait until night when the flying insects are roosting on plants to blast them. They carry motorized backpack pumps to shoot chemicals in a crusade that has affected from 2,000 to 2,500 acres of farm land.