Mary Anna (8 March 2013)
"Biblical Plague: Israelis Told to Pray to Stop Locust Invasion"

 
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/442912/20130306/locusts-swarm-israel-plague-passover.htm

Officials said the swarm covered nearly 2,000 acres of desert overnight.
Israel's agriculture ministry is adopting a more secular approach to the issue by spraying pesticides.
"We hope our actions are effective," one pilot said on army radio. "Let's hope the damage will be minimal."
Locusts, which tear through crops destroying entire harvests, last invaded southern Israel in 2004.

Israeli rabbi has urged farmers to pray that no more locusts reach the country as a modern-day biblical plague of one million of them spreads across the Holy Land.