Desert yellow Locusts May become Endemic Warns Dr Wathe

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Mature Locusts in Kitui County (yellow in colour) are now reportedly mating and laying eggs by inserting abdomen under the ground© PHOTO/FILE PHOTO
Kitui Deputy Governor Dr Wathe Nzau©, PHOTO/COUNTY DIARY

Kitui Deputy Governor Dr Wathe Nzau has warned that the continued invasion by desert locusts in Kitui might pose a serious threat in future — if the invasion is not properly handled, the COUNTY DIARY can now report.

The locusts eggs usually hatch in 21days and the nymph will ravage all vegetation as they are wingless & unable to fly.

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Alternatively, the eggs may remain dormant for years & hatch when favourable condition become available.http://www.thecountydiary.co.ke

“As such, the desert locusts will become an endemic in Kitui County, hence need for emergency preventive measures, Deputy Governor Kitui, Dr Wathe Nzau has warned.

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