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The Mormon Crickets Infestation: A Plague on Elko, Nevada

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, July 4, 2023 9:59 pm

NEVADA – The town of Elko, Nevada has been grappling with a severe infestation of Mormon crickets since early June, and unfortunately, the problem persists. These large crickets have inundated the town, causing distress for residents and their pets alike. However, one Elko resident has found a way to cope with this unsettling situation.

Colette Reynolds, known as auntie_coolette on TikTok, posted a video on June 13th, 2023 that went viral. The video showed her home completely covered in crickets, creating a scene reminiscent of a horror film. Reynolds expressed her despair over the situation, stating that the infestation has affected her family and pets.

Despite the distress caused by the infestation, Reynolds has found a way to turn the situation into something to laugh about. Her TikTok video has garnered attention from people all over the world, and has become a source of entertainment for many.

The Mormon cricket is a species of katydid that is known for its swarming behavior. These insects can cause significant damage to crops and vegetation, and are difficult to control once they have established a presence in an area. The infestation in Elko has been particularly severe this year, with crickets covering homes, sidewalks, and streets.

Local authorities have been working to control the infestation, but it is a difficult task. In the meantime, residents like Reynolds are finding ways to cope with the situation and make light of it. While the infestation may be distressing for some, it is important to remember that it is a natural phenomenon that occurs periodically.

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