Locusts havoc in Rajasthan, people clanged utensils to scare them away

Jul 01 2020 11:07 AM
Locusts havoc in Rajasthan, people clanged utensils to scare them away

Jaipur: Locust teams have attacked many states of India. On Tuesday, locusts have gone to Nagaur district of Rajasthan. Where the people got away by playing utensils. The ADM said that this is the time of locust breeding, so the problem is increasing. The local administration has started a campaign to control them. A team of locusts has reached Jaisalmer district. Here, to control the locusts, chemical spraying is done through drones.

More than 10,000 species of locusts are being found worldwide, but only four species are found in India. It includes desert locust, migratory locust, Bombay locust and tree locust. Among them, desert locusts can be the most dangerous. It can take dangerous forms when it comes to lush green grasslands. According to agricultural authorities, desert locusts are affecting the lives of ten percent of the world's population.

The main reason for locusts to grow in large numbers is the change in weather. In this case, experts said that a female locust can lay eggs up to three times and up to 95-158 eggs at a time. A square meter of locust can contain up to a thousand eggs. Their lifespan is three to five months. The size of the male grasshopper maybe 60–75 mm and that of the female may be 70–90 mm.

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