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Locust Plague in Mexico, Australia Next

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posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 09:32 AM
With the the continuing US drought and now threats of locust plagues in Mexico, food prices are set to rise. Next year may shape up to be the "year of the bug" with the 17-year cicada scheduled to make its appearance in the midwest US. Luckily the magicicadas don't eat crops.

Locust plague encircles Mexico's Cancun resort

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Clouds of locusts have descended around the Mexican beach resort of Cancun, destroying corn crops and worrying officials in a region still recovering from the devastating fury of last year's Hurricane Wilma.

Hot weather and an absence of mobility-limiting hurricanes have allowed the insects to breed more than normal but authorities hope to end the infestation in the next eight days.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

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)

Meanwhile, Downunder readies for their year of the bug:
Australian Plague Locust Commission
Big locust plague predicted The West Australian
Drought keeps locusts on horizon Forbes Advocate, Australia

[edit on 27-9-2006 by Regenmacher]

posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 06:21 AM

"...authorities hope to end the infestation in the next eight days."

Could the pesticides end up causing more damage than the bugs? ick

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.

Sounds like a good place to ship those pesky gatti di Roma. LOL They'd have a ball.

That's a very sweet picture of the little girl. Pure innocence. They look like butterflys.

[edit on 28-9-2006 by psyopswatcher]

posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 09:15 AM

Originally posted by psyopswatcher
Could the pesticides end up causing more damage than the bugs?

If anyone has connection to Mexican Authorities, METARHIZIUM should be used instead of chemicals.

Sri Oracle

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