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Locust attack in Teknaf

 Teknaf (Cox`s Bazar) Correspondent

 Published: 06:23 PM, 30 April 2020   Updated: 08:45 PM, 30 April 2020

Locust attack in Teknaf

Locust attack in Teknaf

Hundreds of locust-like insects have attacked various houses in Teknaf, Cox's Bazar. Grasshopper-like insects are seen sitting on the leaves and twigs of the tree and devoured one leaf after another. This has caused anxiety and panic among the locals.

It was seen on the spot on Thursday afternoon that the unknown insect had attacked the yard of the house of a BCL leader in Lombardi area of ​​Teknaf. It has devoured the leaves of innumerable trees including mango and Tershal. There are no leaves anywhere except branches.

Sohail Sikder, the owner of the house, said, "Since April 18, I have been seeing more insects on the leaves and twigs of trees." I tried to control the insects by setting fire to a bush under a mango tree. But it did not work. Later I sprayed pesticides on each tree, now it has decreased a lot.

Teknaf Deputy Assistant Agriculture Officer Shafiul Alam said, "At first we also thought that these are ​​locusts. Later, Cox's Bazar office confirmed that these were not locusts. Locusts have wings and can fly easily. These insects did not have wings. They cap jump and can't fly. However, since it eats raw leaves, this insect is undoubtedly harmful. Pesticides are being sprayed to prevent the spread of such insects. Now it has decreased a lot."