By THE NATION
She explained that the yellow-spined bamboo locusts, which are attacking farms in Laos, prefer cool weather and it is almost impossible that they will migrate to hot and humid Thailand.
Sermsuk also said that her organisation has set chemical traps at the border between Thailand and Laos and has collected dead locusts to check whether this scourge has arrived in the country.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, these locusts are fast becoming a curse because of climate change.
However, Sermsuk insisted that the weather in Thailand was not suitable for this type of locusts to survive and reproduce.