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My garden is currently being overrun by grasshoppers. I'd like an organic way to get rid of them. Has anybody found anything that works?
I had this problem earlier in the season and read that the biggest preditor of grasshoppers are birds. We are in the midsts of a drought here and I had no trouble attracting birds buy setting up a make shift bird bath. Grasshoppers are gone and not even the Cardinals touched one tomato or any other plant for that matter. I guess they like the hoppers with a water chaser better.@Khrishna wrote:My garden is currently being overrun by grasshoppers. I'd like an organic way to get rid of them. Has anybody found anything that works?
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Insect-eating birds would be a great help. Also get a toad.
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Neem Oil ran them out of mine last year, and I can see it's time for another round of it.
Grasshoppers are just starting to invade my beans. I'm glad I found this thread!
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Cook them and dip them in chocolate! Or, send them to me and I'll feed them to my tarantulas....they LOVE them!
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The birds sit on top of my critter cages probably watching snacks they cannot reach Grasshoppers are nasty to squish with a stick but I suppose it's about the same as a quick death by bird beak....and I'm about as queasy writing about it too, yech.
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