Nevada residents worried about potential Mormon cricket infestation

June 30, 2014 7:04 PM

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"It is more than we’ve found for the last several years," said Nevada’s state entomologist Jeff Knight.

Mormon crickets got their name for almost destroying the crops of Utah's Mormon settlers in 1848. They've been populating the planting fields and nightmares of Western residents ever since. Like locusts, the insects are ever-present, but occasionally their population balloons into something out of a...

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