grasshopers - Knowledgebase Question

Long Beach, Ca
Question by mitzyw
October 21, 2009
what can i use safely on a bearing tomato plant in my backyard to kill grasshoppers? they're eating the roses also. i'm in so cal. thanks!

Answer from NGA
October 21, 2009


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. Apply Grasshopper Bait may be available locally. If you cannot find it in garden centers, it is available from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply P.O. Box 2209 Grass Valley, CA 95945 916-272-4769

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