Have you been seeing more Grasshoppers around town? Oh my god, they're everywhere this year!
I'm still training for the Manitoba Marathon and I'm running on the sidewalk and they just launch themselves at me. It still amazes me how high they can jump, but it's freaky!
To make things worse these little buggers love to eat vegetables in your back garden which is such a nuisance.
Now the reason for the sudden jump in Grasshopper numbers (Pun intended) is because it was very wet last year. Last year were prime conditions for grasshoppers to lay their eggs. Which caused the increase in population this year.