Fri. Apr 3rd, 2020

Kumi authorities worried over possible procreation of locusts

Authorities in Kumi district are worried over a possible procreation of desert locusts.

The concern follows the invasion of Isolated locusts in Ongino , Ngero and Kanyimu sub counties.

Locusts lay eggs in warm, moist sand following a rainy spell. They lay about 50 to 100 eggs.

 In 10 to 20 days depending on temperature and moisture, the eggs hatch.

According to Ogogol the desert locusts landed in the area when the soils were still moist which is suitable for procreation. He says there is a possibility that the locusts have laid eggs in the area they landed which will soon be hatched .

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