BOERNE, Texas — It looks like an invasion of apocalyptic proportions, but one elementary school in Texas has come up with a unique way to combat an invasion of crickets by using the food chain.
Not only are the bugs a protein-filled treat for the chickens, but the birds also get some extra exercise and it helps the school avoid using pesticides where children play, KSAT reported.
The cricket invasion isn't unexpected since they usually appear in late summer or fall, KVUE reported. But it's the sheer number that may have people wondering why are there so many.
Insect experts say the swarms of this size happen every year and the rainy spring meant a lot of food allowed the crickets to survive and thrive.
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