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Thousands Of Grasshoppers Invade Albuquerque

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Albuquerque, NM- People in Albuquerque are on edge as millions of grasshoppers invade the city.

Residents say the bugs seem to be spreading everywhere, hiding in rocks, scaling walls and most annoyingly, eating plants.

This year more of the insects' eggs survived due to the mild winter.

Experts are advising people to be patient and not to use too much pesticide.

You can't spread pesticide all over town. I'm sorry that's just wrong for the environment," said pest control worker Lawrence Plecha." Just be patient. They'll go away. And it'll be years from now before we get this to happen again. "

Residents are shocked at the issue.

"I've never seen anything like this. It's been quite an eye opening experience," said resident Lael Rapier.

For those who can't wait out the invasion, experts say chickens and turkeys are good ways to get rid of the problem.

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