Grasshopper lubbers eating my garden

Asked May 3, 2020, 10:03 PM EDT

How do I get rid of them.

Seminole County Florida

1 Response

Management of these insects include physical removal, use of insecticides applied to the foliage or directly to the grasshopper. Several insecticides can be used but Spinosad, a biologically-based, relatively safe product would be recommenced fo areas frequently visited by humans. Insecticide treatment is more effective for young grasshoppers nymphs, not the adults,

Baits formulated for grasshopper control can be sprinkled on the soil surface near the plants.

Talk with the folks at the Seminole County Extension Office for locally available control tools.

See more information at: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in132