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Grasshopper invasion scares Las Vegas residents and threatens businesses

The critters swarmed the US city of Las Vegas last week and their impact does not seem to lessen, despite hundreds of thousands of the insects lying dead in the streets as footage shot on Sunday shows.

"It's affecting the business man because a lot of people don't pull up here to get gas you know," said William Washington, a gas station clerk.

Another Las Vegas resident Nikita Mackey said that she was even afraid to leave her car fearing the insects.

Experts say the grasshoppers may remain in Las Vegas for weeks, but add that they pose no danger to humans.

The massive influx of pallid-winged critters has been blamed on an unusually wet first half of the year - almost twice the average rainfall for January to June across Nevada.

(Source: Ruptly)

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