Grasshoppers return to Las Vegas; more could be on the way

Remember the grasshopper invasion of 2019?

Swarms of locusts invaded Las Vegas at the end of July 2019, taking over the strip, blotting out streetlights, and now they may be returning.

“They were just chirping and chirping and chirping at a very shrill level,” said Trish Nash, a Henderson resident.

Nash spent hours trying to figure out where this noise was coming from in her Henderson home before discovering a group of insects made their way into her vent, garage, and laundry room.

“So what I did was contact a pest control company and I asked them what their thoughts were about this and they explained that it’s nothing they really can do,” she said, “you can’t control them with a service because they’ll continue to come.”

Sightings aren’t just limited to Henderson. Residents report seeing these insects in Summerlin, Mountains Edge, Centennial Hills, North Las Vegas, and the Thomas and Mack parking lot at UNLV.

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