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'Biblical' insect swarms spur Oregon push to fight pests


Claire Rush, Associated Press

April Aamodt volunteers to help survey for Mormon crickets and fight off infestation on her brother-in-law's ranch near Arlington, Ore., on Friday, June 17, 2022.

ARLINGTON, Ore. - Driving down a windy canyon road in northern Oregon rangeland, Jordan Maley and April Aamodt are on the look out for Mormon crickets, giant insects that can ravage crops.

"There's one right there," Aamodt says.

They're not hard to spot. The insects, which can grow larger than 2 inches (5 centimeters), blot the asphalt.


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