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No second wave of Mormon cricket infestation, state agriculture officials say

Mormon crickets
Posted at 10:50 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 12:50:17-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A feared second wave of Mormon crickets in central and southern Utah has apparently not come to pass.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food told FOX 13 it has not seen evidence of another wave of the pests, which can cause significant crop damage. It appears spraying and baiting efforts have worked.

Earlier in the summer, the state got aggressive in trying to stop cricket infestations from worsening and spreading outside Beaver, Millard and nearby counties.