No, they are not anywere near as bad at the house, thankfully!
Here is part of my door at work when I got here about 6am. Some jumped before I got the camera out too. I has to brush them off the door so they would not fall inside when I opened it, and to get them off the knob and lock!
Wow, that'spretty crazy. You've got the makings of a bad movie there. Are they that bad at the house? John
We are pretty arid here, but this is pretty bad (grasshopper wise).
Here is a video of just out my office door Grasshoppers today
A farmer down here told me that the more dry the weather is, the worse the grasshoppers, because they try to eat everything in sight to get whatever moisture they can. Of course I suppose he was talking more about the damage they do than their numbers. Has it been dry where you are? Are you expecting huge flocks of birds like they had in Salt Lake City Utah when they had their big locust attack? Are you planning a Hitchcockian movie about it?
I recently read about the difference between locusts and grasshoppers, and to my surprise, the only difference was in the way they behaved. In large numbers, grasshoppers start to behave differently, going into something of a feeding frenzy. There doesn't seem to be anything like that down here. Just the normal number. John
Remember last year when I said how many grasshoppers were outside my office? I posted a video then I think. There are double now! Walking in or out is getting creepy! I wnd up having to brush 5 to 10 off me each time I go outside here!