Landholders Urged to Look Out for Locusts

The agency is advising landholders to look closely at any grasshoppers that may be appearing around crops. Central West Local Land Services Senior Biosecurity Officer Alicia Whiley said the increased groundcover in the region meant early locust sightings may be harder to spot. “If you see any indication of locusts hatching or flying near you this Spring, please report it to Local Land Services as soon as possible.”  A good guide to learn about the different locust and grasshopper types can be found at:

If you suspect Australian Plague Locusts or have any other pest sightings or impacts to report, please contact your nearest Local Land Services Biosecurity Officer on 1300 795 299.