Asked on May 16, 2019

How do I keep those pesky black and yellow grasshoppers off my plants?

Little Sprouts LearningCindyPeggy Burnette


3 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    on May 16, 2019

    Hi Belinda, sorry you are having to deal with grasshoppers eating your plants. Hope this is helpful. 5 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Grasshoppers & Locusts that Eat...

    1. Apply a Garlic Spray. Garlic odor can help deter grasshoppers and other common garden pests. ...
    2. Dust the Leaves with Flour. Flour can cause grasshoppers to starve by gumming up their mouth. ...
    3. Introduce Natural Predators. ...
    4. Set up a Long Grass Trap. ...
    5. Raise Your Own Chickens or Guinea Fowls.

    Feb 26, 2018

    5 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Grasshoppers & Locusts that Eat Plants

  • Cindy
    on May 16, 2019

    Hi Belinda. You could plant Marigolds around the plants where you see grasshoppers. The grasshoppers would rather go to the Marigolds.

  • Little Sprouts Learning
    on May 16, 2019

    Grasshoppers are relentless, aren't they? I would plant trap crops like marigolds as mentioned above, if you have chickens, they love them, and use a repellant such as garlic/pepper spray or peppermint to try to deter them.

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