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Grasshopper outbreak expected this Summer

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Some scientists say we could be in for the worst grasshopper outbreak in 30 years.

It's been rainy and windy recently, but some entomologists say an increase of grasshopper eggs mixed with our mild spring could be the perfect conditions for a grasshopper infestation. 

"There hasn't been a real heavy winter to chill a lot of the eggs," WSU Professor Allen Felsot said. "Then they're likely to survive so most of those eggs are going to live and that will explode the population."

The critical areas at risk are the lands in the high desert regions near Othello, Yakima and Tri-Cities.

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