Las Vegas Is Bugging Out Over Grasshoppers

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Las Vegas Is Bugging Out Over Grasshoppers
While experts say the bugs could be in the area for weeks, they also say people shouldn't be too worried.
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Bugs. Everywhere. Las Vegas is covered with pallid-winged grasshoppers. I mean, take a look at this video. 

The invasion is so large, you can see it on weather radar. 

And while experts say the bugs could be in the area for weeks, they also say people shouldn't be too bugged out.

"They don't carry any diseases. They don't bite. They aren't even one of the species that we consider a problem," Jeff Knight, an entomologist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, said. 

Knight said the grasshoppers migrated north after a wet winter and spring. He also said it's not really a new phenomenon. The department has records dating back to the 1960s of this kind of thing happening.