Locust captured in East Anglia

08 December 2016

Abate Pest Management are getting well known for dealing with pests that originate from different parts of the globe. Today from a distribution company in East Anglia they captured a locust. The locust is believed to come from Africa in a sea container and measures just over 3 inches, which is the maximum size of a fully-grown adult.

Of course we are lucky to report that only one locust was caught, as a plague of locusts is classed as a devastating natural disaster. Locusts are related to the grasshopper and according to the National Geographic website a locust swarm can be 460 square miles in size and pack between 40 and 80 million locusts into less than half a square mile. Each locust can eat its weight in plants each day, so a swarm of such size would eat 423 million pounds of plants every day. It was reported in 1954, a swarm flew from northwest Africa to Great Britain.

Last year Abate Pest Management was called out on three occasions to deal with Black Widow spiders that had been found in Great Yarmouth and Seething.

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