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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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FAO: Recent torrential rains, cyclones favour locust surge

11 Nov 2015, FAO Headquarters

'Extreme weather events, including torrential downpours, have the potential to trigger a massive surge in locust numbers. Rain provides moist soil for the insects to lay their eggs, which in turn need to absorb water, while rains also allow vegetation to grow which locusts need for food and shelter,' said Keith Cressman, FAO Senior Locust Forecasting Officer...



Number of insect-infestation occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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