Dangerous Insect – level 1
East Africa has a big problem with locusts. A locust is a big insect. It eats a lot.
Locusts fly from one place to another. They eat everything. They fly in large groups. These groups can be 60 kilometers long and 40 kilometers wide. There are billions of locusts in one group.
Farmers in Africa are very unhappy. Locusts destroy all plants that they grow. It is very bad for people. They do not have enough food.
The situation in Kenya is very difficult. Officials want to kill the insects. They spray the locusts with chemicals.
Some people say that it is not possible to stop the locusts. Officials say that the chemicals are very strong. They believe that they can kill all locusts.
Difficult words: insect (a small animal that has six legs and that can fly), spray (to put small drops of liquid that look like fog into the air or on something), chemical (a thing that scientists make that people use to make other things).
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