The harvesting of the grasshoppers in Mexico for human consumption can be a way for managing pest outbreaks. Such strategies allow decreased use of pesticide and create a source of income for farmers totaling nearly $3000 per family[according to whom?].
^Harvesting grasshoppers Sphenarium purpurascens in Mexico for human consumption: A comparison with insecticidal control for managing pest outbreaks. René Cerritos and Zenón Cano-Santana, Crop Protection, March–May 2008, Volume 27, Issues 3–5, Pages 473–480, doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2007.08.001