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garden pests: grasshoppers

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#1 Hippie3



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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:45 PM

Homemade Grasshopper Bait Recipe*

20lb Wheat Bran

2 Gallons Water

1 Qt. Cottonseed or Other Vegetable Oil

1 Qt. Molasses

1 Qt. Flowable (Liquid) Sevin or Sevin XLR

Large Rubber or Metal Tub (For mixing)

Mixing Instructions:

  • Mix Molasses, Water and Vegetable Oil together in a suitable container (bucket, etc).
  • Add 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap to emulsify the oil and water mixture together.
  • Mix the liquid Sevin into the oil/water mixture, stirring well.
  • Slowly add the water mixture to the wheat bran in a tub or other suitable container and mix together. Allow this mixture to sit for 24 hours to allow the wheat bran to absorb the liquids.
  • Stir the bait after the soak period. Apply the bait in small piles around fruit trees, garden areas and other places where grasshoppers are causing problems.
  • This bait works better on young grasshoppers, but works on large ones as well.

* Wear chemical-resistant gloves (available at nurseries and other retail garden outlets) while mixing these ingredients and applying the bait.

#2 dirtbag



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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:50 PM

so the 12guage is a bad idea then?

#3 Mushrooms201


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Posted 11 July 2009 - 02:27 AM

Must be for a big grasshopper problem.....:eusa_snoo

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