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

5Shocked and astonished residents

The residents were obviously shocked and astonished as they were in no way prepared for something like this ever. “It was crazy. We didn’t even want to walk through there. Everybody was going crazy,” Diana Rodriquez told CBS affiliate KLAS. “We were wondering like what’s going on.”

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Several videos did the rounds of social media showing thousands of grasshoppers on the Las Vegas Strip, one video showed shows thousands of grasshoppers descending on the Las Vegas Strip, the station reported.

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6They don’t carry disease

Knight went on to say that the insects are not a threat and don’t carry disease so people should rest their fears in thinking that they may contract some deadly virus because they won’t. At most, someone or the other is going to have a damaged garden. The grasshoppers will be gone in several weeks and are also attracted to Ultraviolet light.

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7Several migrations taken place over the last thirty years

Knight also recalled how several migrations have taken place over thirty years that he has served in the State Department of Agriculture. The last one happened around six years ago. Las Vegas has recorded more rain than usual being more than the average of 4.2 inches per year.

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8An alarming experience

For those knowing about such things, it would not be an alarming factor but those who do not, it is obviously a scary incident to experience especially in the day of realistic movie making and disasters or apocalyptic events, it is enough to make someone well and truly fearful.

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