Many farmers are having a particularly difficult time with the insects.
Joe Noble, a local man who grows sells vegetables at the farmers market every year, had quite the challenge this year with the bugs.
“I’m a vegetable farmer and they actually ate some of the whole plants. They put them out of production. All of my cucumbers and my squash, the grasshoppers ate them,” said Noble.
The fungus notorious for killing grasshoppers will grow back, but it will take time, according to McDaniel.