Large Black Grasshopers - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by leeann1223
July 20, 2010
I have large black grasshoppers in my yard and garden (flowers, shurbs and vegetables). Do they eat the vegetation and if so, how can I get rid of them or kill them? I live in Georgia. Thank you
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Answer from NGA
July 20, 2010

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There's a biological control called Grasshopper Bait. It's a product made from bran and a sweetener lure laced with a predacious protozoa, Nosema locustae. It is non-toxic to animals, people, plants and other insects, but kills most species of grasshoppers by infecting them with a disease. Grasshoppers will spread the disease among themselves, by eating sick hoppers and by laying infected eggs.

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