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Insect Infestation

Spreading or swarming in of various kinds of insects over or in a troublesome manner. Proliferation of insects or animal pests affecting communities, agriculture, cattle or stored perishable goods; for example locusts, African bees, etc. source: GLIDE

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Preventing the spread of desert locust swarms

27 May 2016, CTA

To control locust swarms, vulnerable countries use remote sensing technology and ground surveys to identify and eliminate locust breeding areas. Now, some experts think drone technology could provide survey and control teams with an inexpensive and efficient method of searching for these destructive insects.



Number of insect-infestation occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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