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9/11/19 10:31 P

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Well maybe they were in my old flower pots and I did not know it

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9/11/19 8:15 A

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They lay the eggs in the dirt that was in the tires so I have to churn up the dirt. Easiest way is to empty the. I want to move them anyway.

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Do they live in the tires, etc that you are removing. When we had a bad infestation a couple of years ago, we did not have anything like that in our yard. I did have a small garden plot in the rear of the houe.

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9/9/19 8:48 A

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4 tires emptied and pulled up. 1 pallet emptied. I started to dig up one raised bed-oh how hard the dirt was. Hoping the rain softens it up. 48 degrees yesterday morning but it does not seem to slow the hoppers down. Saw a Warbler on my tomatoes yesterday. Hoping it and more will eat the hoppers.

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Good luck on getting this to work. We will have them really bad one year and not for the next two or so years and then back with a vengeance

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Another hatch and they are terrible. Planning for next year. I have 4 raised beds, 19 tires, 3 pallets and some pots that I plant. So my plan is to till everything including my strawberries which the grasshoppers have basically killed. This means emptying my tires and refilling them and the same for the pallet. This time I will put down fabric cloth and plastic before I put them down. Next we are going to rototill my old garden area across the driveway and plant with plants that attract beneficial insects. This can remain wild. Third I have made a note to order Semispore , Nolo bait (which should be available) and Safer soap. At the first sign of hoppers I will start using this. We are using Sevin on my lilacs, raspberries (young plants without berries) and grape (also young). They killed my Forsythia and roses. So if I replant I will definitely spray. So we have our work cut out for us. Things that didn't work-flour, organic sprays nothing this year. All my gardens are southern hillside exposure-where hoppers like to breed and lay eggs, so we will get them early and disrupt the reproduction cycle.

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Thanks, I did not know what to do about them

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8/9/19 9:01 A

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Sprinkle flour on your plants. Gums up the mandibles of grasshoppers.

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Saw a couple walking around the yard. Hubby has been treating for thr grub to stop the armadillos we have. he thinks it will also stop the hoppers

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7/7/19 9:52 A

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I haven't seen so many this year and don't know why. When I start to see them, I put leftover flour from making bread on the plants. Gums up their mandibles. Perfectly organic and works!

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Making a note of that for the next time we have the monstors

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7/18/16 12:41 P

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Thanks for the info. I'll keep my eyes open the next time I hit the home improvement store.

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There are a lot of special purpose BT out there, maybe one is specific to grasshopper nymphs.

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Is there anything to do while they seem to be gone to keep them gone?

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They do seem to run in cycles. That's little comfort now, but they should stay away for a few years.

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We had a infestation a couple of years ago. We fought them with sprays and anything that we heard would woek. They were wicked. Our cats were afraid of them. They would hop right on us. The next year they were totally gone. Hope yours will be gone

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Thank you for sharing. This just really boggles my mind that the grasshoppers can bite through and damage metal screens and woodwork. And today my ds told me a grasshopper bit him. He likes to catch them and give them to his kitten to chase. I tried to get some mowing done today and there were soooooooooo many in the grass.

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7/13/16 11:51 P

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I ended up buying some additive that the grasshoppers don't like and mixed it into the paint. It worked, but they really did a number on my windows.. I can still see where they gnawed on the woodwork.

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oh wow, that's crazy! What did you do?

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I have had grasshoppers eating my freshly painted windows.

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thedailysouth.southernliving.com/200
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been online searching too and remembered seeing a video from growing organic:
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I have seen grasshoppers chew through the sliding screen doors.

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I fear that it is too late for Nematodes, but I am planning on getting some for next year. The flour hasn't worked yet... and the molasses ...not so much either. As soon as the hail and storm pass through I am checking out what fencing I have to put around the worse area and then the chickens are going to have a feast.

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Nematodes can help kill any larvae if the grasshoppers are laying their eggs in your patch. A hot pepper spray (hot peppers, soap, and water) can deter them from chewing on your plants, but I don't know if you want to use that on your peppermint plants, unless you don't plan on using any soon.
If the grasshoppers are just invading the plot, but aren't hatching from it, you could try to flush the grasshoppers out of the patch and then use floating row covers to keep them out. That may also help keep them from laying any eggs in the patch.
Chickens, birds, and many animals love feasting on juicy grasshoppers. One book suggests putting up some bird houses nearby to recruit them to help against the hoppers.

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chickens would be fantastic! I haven't been able to find any local pullets to buy. Anything online the shipping is more than the chickens or the minimum is too large for me. aahhh chickens....

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Appreciate the help JaneyBee and STRNGNGRNDED. I wish I could till the area, but well.. it is a peppermint patch, not something I replant. Now JaneyBee... you've given me images of chocolate covered hoppers... and that's just not nice. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I just got done dousing my peppermint patch with flour and burying 3 jars with molasses/water. I am hoping that works and as far as the protein source goes... well... if this doesn't work.. I may have to fence in the area and give my chickens the nice protein source.

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We have lots of fields/pastures near us and we have grasshoppers too. I've read in the fall the soil needs tilling. I will till the area I want my garden. I've heard molasses or flour in the garden stops grasshoppers. Put nesting boxes for birds so they'll come and eat the insects.

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I have a huge grasshopper problem. What has worked with you all? The are not bothered by garlic/mint spray. In fact... my mint patch is just about bald due to these pests! I have also tried hot pepper spray... it doesn't affect them.

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