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sosamo

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Help with little green grasshoppers
« on: September 09, 2019, 03:59:47 PM »
Little green grasshoppers are eating the leaves of my young cherimoya trees.  Just let them eat away, or is there any solution to this?

thanks.

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Re: Help with little green grasshoppers
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 10:53:06 PM »
Had a bunch on my blueberries a couple weeks ago. I used Soap and water to immobilize, then squished them with my fingers, or you can just hose them off your tree.
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Re: Help with little green grasshoppers
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 02:01:41 PM »
Haha.  They are pretty slow. I just grab, throw them to the ground to stun them, then step. I don't want to use my bare fingers.

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Re: Help with little green grasshoppers
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 11:32:58 PM »
Iím doing the same, throw them on pavers then step on them.

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Re: Help with little green grasshoppers
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 11:36:18 PM »
Having a couple hens around has really helped with bug problems. There was a termite problem in the neighborhood and my house and another weíre the only one spared, we had chickens.
Donít rush, take time and enjoy life and food.

 

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