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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:37 AM

Damn... What Is It About 2012... Now We Have Fucking Locusts...

Maybe the Mayan's were on to something.

Insects invade rural Sacramento County community
KCRA.com
updated 6/9/2012 9:46:00 PM ET

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A neighborhood in Hearld, about 25 miles southeast of Sacramento, is dealing with an invasion of grasshoppers or perhaps locusts. Several homes in an area known as "the grove" first noticed tiny green grasshoppers about nine days ago. 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.

“We don’t know what to do,” said Campbell. “ We don’t know how to stop them, so I guess we’re breeding them now.”

Across the rural lane another property is infested. Brad Lucchese said the insects are eating everything in his garden except the tomato plants. He said his chickens are feasting on the grasshoppers but there appears to be tens of thousands of them.

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Link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47752401/ns/local_news-sacramento_ca/#.T9Q_m1L0-So


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WillyT Jun 2012 OP
SoutherDem Jun 2012 #1
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freshwest Jun 2012 #3
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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:49 AM

1. Maybe the Mayans were right

But just wait for the Republicans to blame Obama. It is coming just wait.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:50 AM

2. The end-times are a'comin!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 02:52 AM

3. Ah, it's just a cycle. Dogs and cats like to eat them too. They should shovel those babies up and

Use them for pet food. You know, brids and snakes at the pet store and zoo. They are good protein. Gotta be proactive with the little bastards.

Some BT mixed with oatmeal would have taken them out too, I had to use that one time to get rid of them. Gives them a bad case of stomach ache, they stop eating and then they eat each other and spread it, little SOBs.

Some agriculture group should have alerted people. Flocks of them also show up on weather radar sometimes, too. I know it's freaky, you can hear them chewing at night. Too bad they weren't infomred/prepared.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 03:34 AM

4. Locusts/grasshoppers don't like tomato plants?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:59 AM

5. This could get out of hand

Hitchhiking Locusts on cars could spread the problem.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 05:08 AM

6. Obviously Obama's Fault!

We NEVER had locusts until 2012!

(as reported by Fox News)

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 08:37 AM

7. Get out the Chocolate!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:52 PM

8. That's God's way of saying he hates you.

 



That's really weird. We've had literally hundreds of bumblebees this year. There are a lot of honeybees as well, but not nearly as many as in the past. We don't poison our yard so it is full of clover and we've got all kinds of pollen producing plants. As a kid I remember there were honeybees everywhere you looked and a bumble was an unusual sighting. That's totally changed around.

Oh, and we didn't have a "winter" this year. I've got annuals that have been blooming since last season - and did so all "winter". But hey, global warming is a myth, right?

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