I've been kind of scarce on the forum lately. Our gardens have been under attack from a plague of grasshoppers. I've used grasshopper semaspore, pyrethrins and two organicly mixed dusts. But nothing I'm willing to put on them seems to phase them. I suspect the adjacent farmer sprayed something strong, as I'm noticing a lot fewer birds, which is one reason I won't "nuke'm."
I have more semaspore ordered. But what has worked best has been a $30 wet/dry shop vac I purchased at Lowes. I ran a long extension out to the largest garden and so far, have vacuumed up about 4 gallons of the pests.
Here's a picture of some of them in the vacuum. I have to stick them in the deep freeze in order to unload without them escaping.