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Weed & Pest braces for grasshopper influx

With predictions of a bad grasshopper season ahead, Crook County Weed & Pest has launch a program for larger properties that it hopes will keep the hungry insects from causing too much damage.

The district is also offering its assistance to landowners with smaller parcels who would like to tackle the potential influx.

“They are an intrusive, invasive little insect,” says Alycia Conroy-Davis, District Supervisor. “They eat everything.”

Hay, soy beans, alfalfa – it doesn’t make a difference, the grasshoppers are willing to eat it.

In fact, a grasshopper is capable of eating its own bodyweight in...