It is that time of year again...
"They've been eating these lilies pretty good right here," Trevino continues.
Crickets, grasshoppers and other locusts are invading the land.
"See em? Come here. There's one right here."
Matt and Diana Trevino say they see these insects all over their yard.
Trevino asks, "See that one under that leaf?"
They are everywhere, and pest expert Weldon Hurt says there was an early hatch of the grasshoppers because of our west Texas drought conditions and the fact that we saw an early Spring this year.
Hurt says there is not much you can do, but you can purchase pesticides.
"Ideally you use a systemic insecticide that not only would kill on contact but that would stay in the plant and even move into the plant," says Hurt.
That way they will ingest some of that insecticide when they eat the plant.
Hurt continues, "If you spray directly on the grasshoppers you can kill them but the residuals just don't kill grasshoppers fast enough before they can do damage."
In Trevino's case, looks like that damage has already been done, but he says he will give the insecticide a try and wait for cooler weather.
"We're just hoping for a quick freeze and an early freeze," he says.
Worst case scenario, he'll just continue to let the cats enjoy their protein.