Hordes of Grasshoppers Have Swarmed Las Vegas and Experts Say They Aren’t Going To Leave Soon

It seems hordes of grasshoppers have just decided to sing “Via Las Vegas” and descended on the city. It is not the apocalypse just yet but still, it is enough to frighten residents of Las Vegas into wondering what exactly was happening when the city was swarmed with hordes of grasshoppers on July 25th. Several reports in the media showed how the grasshopper invasion of biblical proportions turned Las Vegas into Egypt of the Old Testament where one of the plague includes swarms of locusts descending on it eating crops and grain. Well no crops and grains in Las Vegas, but it was scary no less.

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1Huge swarms of grasshoppers throng Las Vegas

The incidents happened over a couple of days when huge swarms of the insects descended on the city. Tourists and residents were alarmed and frightened as to what exactly was happening. It was not the apocalypse but it was certainly a nuisance and obviously so because who wants swarms of large insects thronging doors, windows and even covering cars just like the swarm of mayflies in Ohio recently.

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2They are almost one and half inch long

The grasshoppers descended on the city and experts say that the hordes of jumping insects were one and half inch long and could also remain in the city for weeks. The question is what made them throng Las Vegas; it obviously wasn’t the casino tables.

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3What experts are saying

In an attempt to explain the weird situation, Jeff Knight an entomologist at the Nevada Department of Agriculture said that ““When we have a wet winter or spring these things build up, often down below Laughlin and even into Arizona, and then we’ll have flights about this time of the year, migrations, and they’ll move northward.”

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4The great grasshopper invasion of 2019

The winged insects outnumbered residents in some parts of the town and experts have told residents there is nothing to worry except of course to see a few grasshoppers in their living rooms. The winged grasshopper is common and native to the desert and such an incident is always possible. The incident is being touted as the great Grasshopper invasion of 2019.

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