Thursday, July 03, 2008

At War With Grasshoppers

I'm mighty close to saying dirty words about grasshoppers. They are chewing on all of my flowers in the front, and I've now spotted some on the vegetables in back. The grasshoppers must die.

I'm not in the mood for a lecture about how beneficial they are to the environment. I'm in the mood for the name of some poison that will kill them. Because they must die. All of them.

I looked for an organic method. You know what it is? Get a chicken. I'm sorry, that's not a valid answer for most people. I don't want any livestock. In fact, I live in a town where livestock is not allowed. This isn't a big problem for me. But, I wish they wouldn't let grasshoppers in either.

I've now bought three different things that supposedly kill grasshoppers. I have sprayed it directly on them. It does nothing but make them jump to another plant, annoyed by the spray, where they continue eating.

I need a real answer. I really don't want to use poison, but it seems there's no other answer. Of course, so far poison hasn't proven to be much of an answer either. However, no livestock allowed. Ideas?
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1 comment:

Cynthia said...

This is purely biological - but not very pleasant. You take some grasshoppers and put them in the blender. Mix this grasshopper juice with equal parts of water and let it hang out for a day or two. Then, spray this vicious liquid on your plants. When the pesky grasshoppers eat where you have sprayed this, they will get sick and die. I am not kidding.... :)