Life on our planet can not be called easy, because nature each time it gives us unpleasant surprises. Right now the whole world with fear monitors the spread of 2019 coronavirus-nCoV, and the inhabitants of the Eastern part of Africa is concerned about a major locust invasion. These insects, which devour everything encountered on its way the plants have multiplied so much that at the moment the size of their swarm over Ethiopia compared with the area of Moscow. They crash into hundreds of riding on the roads, the cars and interfere with the flight of the aircraft. However, their main danger is that they can destroy field grown crops and leave Africans without food. The authorities urgently need to destroy these insects, but how can I do that?
According to data from the Food and agriculture organization of the United Nations, the locusts could cause famine in many African regions. In Ethiopia and Somalia is so large insects has not happened for more than 25 years and currently almost all the forces of these countries concentrated on solving this problem. It is believed that originally the locusts were formed in the Arab Yemen, then flew across the Red sea. In 2019 in Africa it took a lot of heavy rains, which contributed to the birth of even more insects.
Dangerous than a plague of locusts?
According to scientists, in 2020 caused by the hordes of locusts problems can become catastrophic. At the moment it is known that insects breeding in Iran, Pakistan and India. After a few months on these countries, too, can form huge swarms and disseminated in other regions of our planet. It does not need a lot of time, because locusts can travel up to 150 kilometers a day.
The UN report says that the cloud of locusts the size of Paris is able to absorb the same amount of food in one day as half the city’s population consumes in one day. Some farmers from Ethiopia already completely lost their harvest, but also do not forget that they are also deprived of food animals. That is why the UN officials have recognized the seriousness of the situation and decided to call on all countries to help the African people.
Residents of Africa have already suffered a problem with growing food and earning money to live on due to the rains after a drought. When the locusts disappear, we must help them to rise on feet, — said the representatives of the United Nations.
At the moment the only way to get rid of locusts is spraying toxic substances to them with planes. Only here because of the huge swarms of insects for the control of aircraft is also faced with great difficulties. For example, in December 2019, the pilots of one aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Addis Ababa due to the fact that thousands of insects began to crash into the windshield and block the view.