Q:

How do you kill grasshoppers?

A:

Quick Answer

To kill grasshoppers, introduce natural predators to the property or use a commercial insecticide in areas affected by the grasshoppers. Homemade traps are an option to eliminate grasshoppers in small gardens.

Know More
How do you kill grasshoppers?
Credit: hamed CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

Natural predators can significantly reduce the number of grasshoppers on the property. For instance, chickens, nematodes and some types of beetles are predators of the grasshopper. Nematodes are typically available at home and garden centers and can also help control other types of plant-eating pests on the property. Many types of birds eat grasshoppers, including chickens and other domestic birds.

Chickens and other fowl, such as guineas, can help reduce grasshopper populations when allowed to graze in the affected areas of the property. Some types of birds may also eat plants; however, relying on birds to remove grasshoppers from gardens often requires the use of fencing or other barriers.

Insecticides that contain carbaryl can be mixed with a grain, such as bran, to kill grasshoppers in gardens. Use the insecticide according to the directions on the packaging, and reapply as needed.

Homemade traps that contain molasses are an option for small gardens. To make the trap, mix 10 cups of water with a cup of molasses, and pour the mixture into small jars. Place the jars in various places in the garden to attract and kill grasshoppers. Empty and refill the jars as needed, and replace the mixture after heavy rains.

Learn more about Invasive Insects

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you kill chiggers?

    A:

    Chiggers can be killed by using hot, soapy water. Taking a bath generally washes off the pests, killing most of the chiggers that have attached to the skin as well as the chiggers that are still crawling. Though this destroys the chiggers, it does not prevent the itching. Temporary relief is obtained by using ointments that contain benzocaine or hydrocortisone.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you kill gnats outside?

    A:

    To kill gnats outside, make a solution of pepper, soap, water and oil, spray the plants, apply a nematode treatment, and put potatoes around the plants. The supplies you need are a jug, water, cayenne pepper, oil, Castile soap, a spray bottle, potato slices, a hose, and a nematode treatment.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you kill mosquitoes?

    A:

    Eradicating standing water and overgrown vegetation kills mosquitoes by destroying their nesting and resting places. Follow up by making the right choices to the placement of wanted water outside to prevent mosquitoes from returning.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you kill hornets?

    A:

    Kill hornets by locating the nest, choosing a spray containing pyrethroid, spraying after sunset and sealing the opening to the nest. Look for a product with a propellant that sprays from up to 20 feet to protect yourself from attacking hornets

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore