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laidbackdood

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Grasshoppers
« on: February 26, 2018, 12:44:39 PM »
Have heaps of these ....young ones ...all over my tahitian lime....was thinking of spraying them with vinegar and soap......any other way I can kill them off without resorting to insecticides please?

Millet

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Re: Grasshoppers
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 04:57:31 PM »
Vinegar is used by organic growing minded people as a weed killer.  Spraying vinegar on the tree foliage will damage or kill it.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 08:52:17 PM by Millet »

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Re: Grasshoppers
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 01:04:13 AM »
If you can believe it, some of these insecticides claim to be organic.
https://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/lawn-pests/grasshopper-control/
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 01:06:17 AM by wslau »
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Re: Grasshoppers
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 06:02:29 PM »
just read a little bit about grasshoppers and which animals like to eat them.
its stated that hedgehogs, shrews, moles, rats, martens, foxes, cats and boars like to eat them, even tho they are not specialized in them.
they also mention birds and spiders, as long as they are big enough, eat them.

the most interesting part was about the human beeing the biggest threat to them by fertilizing the fields, but its not statet which fertilizer is the most harmful.

i have no idea how and if u can use this info, but i wish u the best :D

 

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