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…..

http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=204763

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.”

http://dixon.patch.com/articles/grasshopper-outbreak-affecting-northwest-solano-county

http://www.solanocounty.com/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=547&TargetID=1

more on the new Solano County outbreak:

http://urlet.com/existent.listing

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.

Read more: http://www.kcra.com/news/Insects-invade-rural-Sacramento-County-community/-/11797728/14758702/-/b05blmz/-/index.html#ixzz1xMBdxQjL

turns out they are locusts:

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/06/08/herald-grasshopper-invaders-turnout-to-be-locusts/

video:

http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/231541/57/Locust-Of-Biblical-Proportion-Invades-Backyard

another video:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/huge-swarm-of-locusts-invades-rural-california-town.html

and another video:

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/state&id=8700593

more from google:

http://urlet.com/dick.santa

this looks to be a local farmer asking for help:

http://www.localharvest.org/blog/31766/entry/locust_how_do_you_stop

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One Response to “Locust Invasion Destroys Gardens in Herald, California UPDATE – OUTBREAK SPREADING..”

  1. Hi,

    I just saw you guys up there on the news. I to am a organic person. You need to read this and see the link below for more info.
    It is God’s miracle dust and it is the answer you are looking for.
    Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that is easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. It is used as a mechanical insecticide. As it is heat-resistant, it can also be used as a thermal insulator.
    Diatomite is used as an insecticide, due to its physico-sorptive properties. The fine powder absorbs lipids from the waxy outer layer of insects’, causing them to dehydrate.
    http://www.godsmiracledust.com/
    Please share this info with everyone up there.
    God bless you all…Brenda

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