Gardening for Wildlife forum: NOLO bait for grasshoppers

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 18, 2012 5:46 AM CST
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threegardeners
Mar 18, 2012 8:59 AM CST
Grasshoppers are beneficial insects!
They can eat vegetation that is toxic to farm animals, they provide a main source of food for spiders, lizards and birds.
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SongofJoy
Mar 18, 2012 9:14 AM CST


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mcash70
Mar 18, 2012 9:20 AM CST
Lee Ann, I know the birds and spiders eat the grasshoppers, but I didn't know about the grasshoppers eating toxic vegetation harmful to farm animals, that's very interesting. I do not use pesticides in my garden. Big Grin
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threegardeners
Mar 18, 2012 9:20 AM CST
no....and I won't. ever. Grasshoppers are welcome in my gardens.
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threegardeners
Mar 18, 2012 9:21 AM CST
cross-posted...I don't/won't use pesticides either Big Grin
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SongofJoy
Mar 18, 2012 9:23 AM CST
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 18, 2012 9:24 AM CST



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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Mar 18, 2012 9:25 AM CST
ok...so what happens when you poison a grasshopper and a bird/lizard/frog comes along and eats it? You end up with poisoned wildlife. Are you going to go out every day and collect the poisoned grasshoppers so nothing eats them?
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 18, 2012 9:28 AM CST
That's why I asked if anyone has experience with this. The company advertises it as "organic" and "not harmful".

What happens when grasshoppers eat all the crops where people are starving? There are too many scenarios to debate. And that wasn't the point of the question.

Sorry if it offended you. Sad
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Mar 18, 2012 9:30 AM CST
Didn't offend me so much as the fact that maybe you posted in the wrong forum :)

This is the Gardening FOR Wildlife forum. I mean, you wouldn't, I hope, go to a Pet forum and ask them how to poison the neighbors cat that's using your garden for a litter box...maybe try the All Things Plants forum or one of the regional forums...?
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 18, 2012 9:33 AM CST
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Mar 18, 2012 9:39 AM CST
Not so much as right or wrong...but "proper".

Big Grin
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 18, 2012 9:41 AM CST
Whateveh. Green Grin!

I edited some of my posts. Will find the information somewhere else.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Apr 7, 2012 7:23 PM CST
I have to come here to apologize Tee. You go ahead and destroy all of the grasshoppers your heart desires. If they're destroying something dear to you, you just go ahead and destroy them. I mean that. I've learned hard what it's like.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 8, 2012 2:44 AM CST
That's very nice of you, 3G. Smiling
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