Heat Bringing Pesky Bugs, Hurting Crops

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This summer's weather is bringing more than just high temperatures.

Bugs like grasshoppers, ants, bees and mosquitoes are arriving earlier and in greater numbers than usual.

Experts say the increase is because insects breed and develop faster in high heat.

That's bad news for farmers who are already facing drought-like conditions this season.

Grasshoppers are feeding on crops,costing them thousands of dollars. Meanwhile, the heat continues to reach historic proportions.

Farmer Steve Pitstick said he believes "2012 is probably going to surpass any of those (past records) and be the biggest historic event that we have."

The drought is now covering more than half the country.

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