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    Grasshoppers are munching on my neps!!!!!!

    The title says it all: Grasshoppers are munching on my neps!!!!!!

    I hate them hate them HATE THEM!!!!!!

    Now my plants are full of holes. One of my pitcher is even chewed in half. Some of my neps leaves are no more, except for the middle part which connects to the pitcher.

    How can I repel or kill these evil insects before they swarm like locusts and munch my plants to death?

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    Pick them off and feed them to your dew's and neps? I'm not sure about chemicals.
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    Buy some fiberglass window screen and fence them in? Sounds awful.
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    But they are so fast.

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    When I was doing custodial work, we had these aerosol cans that froze stuff, I don't remember what they were called. We used it to freeze gum to make it easy to come off. It works with grasshoppers and other insects to 'slow' them down. Also dipping them in floor wax 'slows' them down too, don't ask how I know though... What results from this I am not liable for

    Seriously though, I'd go with picking them off, you'll eventually get them all.
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    wicked good plants! Presto's Avatar
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    looking through the pictures on your blog, I think seedjar has the right idea. Some sort of screen or mesh netting to keep them out.

    I think I would try out mosquito netting. Maybe you could even find some that's been treated with permethrin or somesuch.
    -Emily

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    Maybe I'll just have to manually squish them. I can't afford other options.

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    I have problems with them in the summer. I have never found a way to keep them under control, but keeping the plants inside a greenhouse helps.

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