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.Continue Reading
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
Eliminate wood-boring beetles living indoors by freezing infested items, applying an insecticide to infested areas or fumigating the home. Eliminate outdoor beetles with nematodes and soapy water.Full Answer >
To get rid of crickets, it is necessary to eliminate dark, damp areas on the property where the crickets live. Reducing outdoor lighting, applying fungus products and using commercial pesticides also are options to eliminate crickets.Full Answer >
The word "locust" may refer to any of three types of insects: the swarming phase of short-horned grasshoppers, the eastern lubber grasshopper, or the cicada. Swarming locusts can cause massive crop damage, while the other two types are sometimes garden pests.Full Answer >
To get rid of lawn grubs, treat the lawn with grub insecticide in late summer or early autumn when the grub eggs have likely all hatched. For the best results, use grub insecticides with the chemicals carbaryl and trichlorfon as active ingredients. Milky spore, botanical neem oil and beneficial nematodes are natural alternatives to chemical insecticides.Full Answer >