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Go Green: A Natural Way to Eliminate Grasshoppers

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    LESLIE: On our way to Idaho to talk to Linda who listens to The Money Pit on KMAX. You’ve got some unwanted grasshoppers who aren’t sharing any genius with you.

    LINDA: Yes, I do. We’ve had a terrible problem with grasshoppers the last two years. Our winters haven’t been cold enough and they have – last year they actually ate …

    LESLIE: The family pet?! (laughing)

    TOM: Poor Fido! (chuckling)

    LINDA: Yeah. What can I do to get rid of them?

    TOM: Well, are you interested in – there are a lot of commercial insecticides that impact grasshopper populations and there are also some green alternatives.

    LINDA: Yeah, I don’t want the commercial – I do know about those.

    TOM: There’s a way to use other forms of insects to control, you know, grasshoppers. The big insects eat the little insects and so on.

    LINDA: Right.

    TOM: That’s the real green way to do it. It’s a – you know, natural insect predators. There’s a great website called BugLogical.com and they have grasshopper bait there and there are different types of insects that serve as grasshopper bait. One of them is called Nosema. And this particular product has to be applied at a rate of one to two pounds per acre. And these insects will actually kill over 90 different species of grasshoppers.

    LINDA: Wow, that sounds great.

    LESLIE: Yeah, and not just grasshoppers; also locusts and some types of crickets. So all sorts of large flying bugs that like to get in your hair.

    TOM: But not the family dog. (chuckling)

    LINDA: (chuckling) Right. That sounds great. Thank you so much.

    TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT. 888-666-3974.

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