Because things weren’t bad enough in Greece already.
Authorities in Pella, northern Greece, on Thursday declared the region officially “locust-plagued” following reports from across the area that swarms of the insects have descended on farmland, devouring large tracts of crops on which local residents depend for their livelihoods.
The authorities sounded the alert following an emergency meeting with representatives of health services regarding the best methods for effectively exterminating the pests without provoking any undesirable side effects.
They attribute the rise in locusts to the unseasonably dry weather recently.
Are there more plagues to come?