Monster Grasshoppers

Old 07-21-05, 03:33 PM
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Unhappy Monster Grasshoppers

Help! My plants are falling victim to moster grasshoppers. We just moved to a new home about 3 months ago. We first noticed the cute little fellows hopping around the yard in spring when they were about the size of small paper clip. They were black with a thin orange line down their back. Well now my yard is home to lots of large full grown hoppers! They are black with yellow/orange and their bodies are much thicker than my finger. They are eating heavily on my plants/flowers, especially my caladiums and my calla lily leaves. Any advise on how to control my new neighbors?
Old 07-21-05, 10:48 PM
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Repeated insecticide spraying is required. Grasshopper control tends to be difficult, especially once they have invaded the yard.

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