Answer: It's really difficult to control grasshoppers so, if you suspect they are feasting on your pepper and squash plants you might want to place a barrier between them and the plants. How about using a floating row cover (make hoops out of coat hangers to support the row cover over the plants) until the plants begin to flower. At that time remove the row cover so insects have access to the flowers for pollination. By then the pests should have moved on to greener pastures. I don't know what else to suggest! Hope it works for you.
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