For those who have sat and watched in horror as a Locust Plague came over head in a dark cloud of solid insects thundering across the landscape; they know the devastation that takes place as an entire seasons crop can be gone in a matter of minutes. As temperature increases so to will the balance between insects and their food chain, meaning more locust plagues and other insect swarming events.What can mankind do to stop these locust plagues? Well I propose we use a hanging zap net or bug zapper from a C-130 Cargo Aircraft. If we take five C-130 aircraft and fly them in a "V" pattern with giant nets with holes in them about 4 inches wide full electrified from portable generators in the back.
We can zap the locusts in the swarm as the nets pass by them. We know locust usually fly under 180 feet above the ground, so if we fly at 220 feet above the ground and lower a net 200 feet out the back then it will zap them all.The net strands will be shaped like airfoils so the net actually flies and aligns its self at about an 80-degree angle. Surely not all bugs will get zapped but most will and thus we can reduce the swarm by 75-90% and eliminate some of the devastation.
A few passes and we could perhaps shave off another 5% to 10% of the total and call it a successful mission. Think on this in 2006..