Locust swarms were welcomed in the rural Congo village of Bulape. In most African countries, these swarms are a biblical disaster. The children had fun catching, cooking, and eating them.
That night, I noticed one of the locust was attracted to our solar-powered light. The locust was safe because I was not going to eat it. Also, I was not going to just kill it.
The light reminded of the use of bug zapper in southern states. In Congo, they use a lit candle as a bug zapper. Just like in the south, they serve as a source of entertainment at night.