Grasshopper Invasion Grows In Metro Albuquerque, Getting National Attention


By Paul Johnson

Albuquerque, New Mexico (CNN) - The grasshoppers invading Albuquerque seem to be multiplying.
Now those grasshoppers are getting national attention.
According to experts, there has not been this many grasshoppers in two decades.
Although there are no reports of crop damage, some home gardens are being shredded.
Experts say pesticides are not effective against this many grasshoppers and can be harmful to other plants, people and pets.
They recommend using a row cover for prized plants instead.
Meanwhile, residents are still getting used to all those grasshoppers.
It's still not certain when they'll go away, but experts say are guessing a couple of weeks or so.
However, entomologists say the hoppers hatched early this year so it's possible there will be a second generation at the end of the summer.

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