Locust Control

The locusts have always been a big hazard for the human as they have caused the damages worth millions in history, and they are capable of doing it again. The only way to stop them is to hire competent pest control companies. They have the right skills and equipment to get rid of these dangerous beings and keep your harvest safe. So, explore our list of best professionals in the industry and hire the one that suits you the best.

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About Locust Controls

In 1945, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was created In Quebec City, Canada, by the first session of the newly created United Nations.

  • A locust is a large, mainly tropical grasshopper with strong powers of flight. They differ from ordinary grasshoppers in their ability to change behaviour (gregarize) and form swarms that can migrate over large distances.
  • Locusts are generally seen during the months of June and July as the insects are active from summer to the rainy season.
  • Locusts have a high capacity to multiply, form groups, migrate over relatively large distances (they can fly up to 150 km per day) and, if good rains fall and ecological conditions become favourable, rapidly reproduce and increase some 20-fold in three months.
  • Threat to Vegetation: Locust adults can eat their own weight every day, i.e. about two grams of fresh vegetation per day. A very small swarm eats as much in one day as about 35,000 people, posing a devastating threat to crops and food security.

Frequently Asked Question

Locusts are large grasshoppers present in almost every continent of the world and are known for their tendencies to gather in large, destructive swarms. They usually eat green plants to survive.
There are four main classes of insecticide, and that are, Organochlorines, Organophosphates, Carbamates, and Synthetic Pyrethroids. The Organochlorines are highly persistent, and it includes Dieldrin and HCH. These insecticides are the most favored for locust control due to their efficiency, cost, and persistence.
Sudden rainfall cause flooding that corrals locusts together and attracts more locusts to join the group. A small locusts group can turn into a thrumming swarm of thousands, millions, or billions of locusts that can cause havoc by destructing the harvest of the farmers and become the plague.

Some best ways to implement to keep locusts away:

  • One of the effective things that you can do to prevent locusts is to till the soil. Females lay their eggs on the ground, so by regularly tilling them, eggs get killed, and they will not reproduce eggs.
  • Sprinkle flour on the leaves of plants that you want to protect. The locusts will not be able to eat the plants, and it is a non-toxic alternative.
  • Chickens will hunt and eat locusts for their survival. Also, they will lay eggs for you to eat. It is advisable to keep chicken as a pet.
  • Frogs are one the important character that eats locusts and other insects.
  • Neem oil, garlic, and pepper spray are very effective in cleaning your house and also on locusts.
Locusts are not very dangerous when they are in small groups. But their behavior gets changes when they transform from the 'solitary phase' into the 'gregarious phase' and start forming 'swarms.'