The worst locust plague on the continent in 70 years is no longer news, affecting many African countries, particularly East Africa, from the end of last year to now, and is now spreading the second wave of locusts in April, with a wider impact. These locusts are now also in the Arabian Peninsula, and a large number of locusts have appeared in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
According tomedia reports, the Dubai area this two days also suddenly hit the locust plague, a large number of desert locusts appeared in the urban air, scared local residents immediately to the police.
Local officials later said there was no need to panic and that the situation was already in the hands of the desert locusts, which may have entered the country with strong winds or unstable weather.
This is not the first time desert locusts have hit the UAE, which also experienced locust plagues in the outbreak in February, but in small numbers, pesticides and other means have been used to kill them.
At present, the worst locust plague is still in Africa, the local means are relatively backward, thousands of locusts gathered can almost eat local crops, African farmers have very limited means to control locusts, crops are seriously damaged.
Here are some of the desert locust plagues that are still raging in Africa: