How do I keep grasshoppers from eating my sweet potato leaves?

by Patsy
  3 answers
  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Aug 10, 2019

    Hi Patsy, sorry grasshoppers are eating your sweet potato leaves. Hope this helps you. 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

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 10, 2019

    Hi Patsy,

    Dust your plants with a thin layer of all purpose flour (make sure it is the salt free kind, the salt will damage your plants). The flour will become sticky when they try to consume it, gumming up their mouth and they will starve to death.

  • Hug47653840 Hug47653840 on Aug 10, 2019

    Put a small amount of dish washing liquid in a spray bottle with water and spray the plant. Planting cilantro, calendula, and sweet clover in your garden will keep grasshoppers away as well