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How to Survive a Locust Attack

Watch more Insects, Rodents, & Other Pesky Creatures videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to survive a locust attack and inhibit a locust swarm by following the suggestions in these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Understand locusts Understand that locusts do not harm humans, and they do not carry diseases that can be spread to humans. Step 2: Close doors and windows Close your doors and windows at night time. Step 3: Join government programs Join government organized programs directed at locust attacks. Most action against locusts is directed by area governments. Step 4: Spray the hoppers Spray the locusts in their nymph or hopper stage, before they have wings, with hand held sprayers. Spray the hoppers when they are in dense groups called bands. Tip Check with the state and local authority to see what insecticides are approved for use against locusts. Step 5: Apply chemicals with vehicle and aerial sprayers Apply organphosphate chemicals with vehicle mounted and aerial sprayers in ULV, or ultra low volume. The chemicals harden the exoskeleton of insect to prevent the locust from growing. Step 6: Use alternative methods Use alternative methods to combat locusts, such as the fungus Metarhizium, which takes moisture and nutrients from the locusts. By following the right procedures to keep your environment safe while ridding yourself of the pests, you can fight off the invading swarm. Did You Know? According to a 2010 study, when grasshoppers come into contact with each other, their serotonin levels triple, morphing them into locusts which causes a swarm.
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