Photo Gallery Pictures of Locusts Swarming the Middle East Officials in the Middle East gear up to deal with swarms of millions of locusts. PUBLISHED Sat Mar 09 00:06:00 EST 2013 0 1 / 8 Locusts Invade An Israeli man dashes through a swarm of locusts in the village of Kmehin, Israel (map) on March 6. The locusts had crossed into the Negev desert from Egypt. Photograph by Uriel Sinai, Getty Images Desert Swarm The Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development tracked the locusts swarming near the village of Kmehin in the Negev desert on March 5. The agency was preparing plans to fumigate them on March 6. Photograph by Amir Cohen, Reuters Gruesome Collection An Israeli man scans the area with binoculars near the village of Kmehin after collecting locusts that had crossed into Israel from Egypt. Photograph by Uriel Sinai, Getty Images Road Hazard A motorcyclist drives through a swarm of locusts in Nitzana, Israel (map), near the border with Egypt. Photograph by Jim Hollander, European Pressphoto Agency Farm Locusts A Palestinian farmer collects locusts on a farm in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Officials said it was the first time locusts had hit Gaza in several decades, according to Reuters. Photograph by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa, Reuters Blending In Locusts cling to a tree in the village of Kmehin, after crossing into Israel from Egypt, where authorities have been trying to control millions of the insects. Photograph by Uriel Sinai, Getty Images Backlit Swarm Locusts fill the air in the Wadi Degla Protectorate, a desert valley near Cairo, Egypt (map), on March 3. Photograph by Adam MolyneuxBerry, Your Shot See Pictures of Polar Bears Invading a Town For Food Photograph courtesy Loren Holmes, Alaska Dispatch Related Stories Swarming Locusts Descend on Egypt Cockroach Brains May Hold New Antibiotics?