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Idaho’s ongoing fight against Mormon crickets

Idaho’s ongoing fight against Mormon crickets

While the eastern U.S. is being hit by large swarms of cicadas this year, here in the west we face an ongoing threat that is more than just noise – incessant swarms of Mormon crickets infesting parts of the state. These voracious insects can cause significant economic damage to both rangeland and crop systems. Depending on the year, they can pose a serious threat to Idaho’s agricultural landscape. Unlike cicadas, which are more of a noisy nuisance, Mormon crickets can cause economic damage that leaves farmers, gardeners and ranchers looking for options and solutions.

Stokes-Brad

Canyon County Educator / University of Idaho Extension

ThomasJason

Educator in Minidoka County / University of Idaho Extension