Locust Invasion Destroys Gardens in Herald, California UPDATE – OUTBREAK SPREADING..
Update June 16: Locust / Grasshopper infestations reported in Sacramento, Yuba, Solano, Tehama and Stanislaus Counties…..
UPDATE JUNE 14: LOCUST INFESTATION SPREADING TO NORTHWEST SOLANO COUNTY:
Grasshopper Outbreak Affecting Northwest Solano County
Residents are encouraged to protect specific plants by covering them with a mesh screen.
By Stephen Pierce
Special to Dixon Patch
“A cloud of grasshoppers making its way through northwest Solano County is leaving vegetation shredded in their wake.
From Cherry Glen Road to the county line, residents are reporting large numbers of grasshoppers eating their vegetation.”
more on the new Solano County outbreak:
via KCRA Sacramento:
Now, tens of thousands of 1-inch insects are devouring portions of gardens, lawns, shrubs and roses.
Debbie Campbell said her commercial vegetable garden has been wiped-out; only dry dirt remains.
turns out they are locusts:
and another video:
more from google:
this looks to be a local farmer asking for help: