Grasshopper invasion!

marti8aJune 28, 2012

They're already big so I don't think Nolo would work. What can I do? They are eating my plants down to nubs.

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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Nolo will work, Marti.............it just takes a while to notice that it is working. Hey, the bigger they are, the more that will dine on the dead one, and that is how Nolo works.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 10:33PM
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marti8a

Ok good. I'll see if I can find some tomorrow. Where is it commonly available?

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 10:36PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I had to order mine, but some years my nursery (Hartwell's) carries it...........will give him a call and see if he has it this year. Try calling places you frequent and see if they have it. I have some left over that I am using now, but don't know how effective it is. I am going to get "fresh" as a few years ago when they were so bad, I used it generously and didn't have grasshoppers for a number of years. It DOES work, just not immediately !!!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 8:49AM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

Strong's in C'ton & Marshall Grain in G'vine both have 2 pkgs in stock (as of 2pm today) - both about $20

~ freshair

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 2:52PM
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marti8a

is C'ton Canton or Carrollton?

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 5:31PM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

sorry, marti - carrollton

I-35E, northbound/eastern side, btwn beltline & sandy lake

~ freshair

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 10:22PM
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honeybunny2(Z9TX)

Get a couple guineas hens, problem solved! I saw a special on TX on this, it works. Oh course some people prefer grasshoppers to guineas. Barbra

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 4:21PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I would love to have guineas, Barbra, but the coyotes think they are so delicious. I don't even mind the "pot-rack, pot-rack" sound they make. At least they let you know when a predator is near by.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 5:34PM
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marti8a

Found some at my local nursery. I'll pick it up tomorrow.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 5:14PM
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DFW_Gardener(7b)

I've got a lot of grasshoppers also, what is this "Nolo", I've never heard of it. Is it safe to use around vegetables, children, and dogs?

Here is a link that might be useful: DFW Gardener

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 4:25PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Here is your answer, and I have used it for years.

http://www.arbico-organics.com/product/nolo-bait/pest-solver-guide-grasshoppers-crickets

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 10:35PM
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sowngrow(TX8)

I've used Nolo bait for years. It's best to put it down when you are first seeing small grasshoppers. I imagine any time is better than no time, though. I buy it from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, online.

Here is a link that might be useful: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply-Nolo bait

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 1:00PM
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marti8a

Thanks carrie. I have noticed a pair of roadrunners catching grasshoppers in the yard lately and I was a bit worried about that.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 2:09PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I found some at the Argyle feed store for $16.99 for a pound. That is the same price as Amazon online. Not a bad price.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 2:56PM
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texasredhead(z8Texas)

We happen to have yellow crested night herons who love grasshoppers. Ours are very smnall.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 10:18AM
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