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Grasshoppers infesting East Texas, again

Grasshoppers infesting East Texas, again

POSTED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:59pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 11:00pm

Last summer, grasshoppers covered East Texas, devastating many hay fields across the area, and according to some, this year might even be worse.

For the most part they can only keep these pests at bay the best they can, and for many, they have had to resort to cutting their hay early, to avoid a loss.

Experts say getting rid of grasshoppers needs to be a group effort, because if one property owner treats their land and next door does not, they will just jump the property line, and then jump right back once the treatment has worn off.

But all in all, this ends up being a war of attrition, and another antagonist to had to the list fighting against local ranchers.

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