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The border areas south of the Red Sea witnessed the emergence of intermittent large numbers of locust nymphs coming from the brotherly state of Sudan, where large numbers of locusts attacked trees and some mountain plantations, while locust control rules south of the Red Sea tackled all means of control, and committees were formed to follow up on the situation. Notify the concerned authorities of the Ministry of Agriculture, and these insects are being dealt with and controlled.
Whereas, the control and follow-up teams in the locust control bases in the southern Red Sea made several moves on the coast of the sea and a number of desert valleys to explore the desert locusts on the southern Egyptian border in the Red Sea as a precaution and to monitor any locust gatherings in the southern Red Sea.
The locust control officials in the Red Sea confirmed that there is continuous follow-up and coordination with the border guards and the committees on the Egyptian border, and organizing traffic campaigns on the southern eastern desert areas, and even the Sudanese border to conduct environmental surveys and discover locusts early.
It is noteworthy that there are 54 major locust control bases in Egypt equipped with all equipment, including 13 major bases and 42 subsidiaries, to control whether by pesticides, machinery or cars, locust stations in the border areas to participate in exploration and survey operations, to enable them to walk in the desert places.
The FAO has warned of locust outbreaks in the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Sudan.