Many folks contact us at Argyle Feed about NOLO Bait for grasshopper control. NOLO Bait was a product that was once popular for controlling grasshopper infestations. The company producing NOLO Bait is currently not available this season. However, don’t lose hope just yet! There are other alternatives available for controlling grasshoppers in your garden or farm. Let’s explore some of the best NOLO Bait alternatives for grasshopper control.
Garlic Barrier is an all-natural product that is non-toxic to humans and animals. It is made from concentrated garlic oil, which repels grasshoppers and other insects. Garlic Barrier is sprayed directly onto plants and soil, creating a barrier that insects won’t cross. It does not kill insects, but it makes them uncomfortable and keeps them away from your garden. Garlic Barrier is easy to use, and it can be applied as often as needed.
Neem oil is another natural product that repels insects, including grasshoppers. It is made from the seeds of the Neem tree, which is native to India. Neem oil works by disrupting the hormonal system of insects, making it difficult for them to feed and reproduce. By using Neem oil, you can reduce the number of grasshoppers in your garden or farm. Neem oil can be sprayed directly onto plants or applied as a soil drench.
Kaolin clay is a natural product that forms a protective barrier around plants. It is made from minerals that are abundant in nature. When applied to plants, Kaolin clay creates a white film that repels grasshoppers and other insects. The film also reflects sunlight, reducing heat stress on plants. Kaolin clay is easy to apply, and it can be washed off when no longer needed.
Diatomaceous earth is a natural product that is made from the fossilized remains of tiny marine organisms called diatoms. When used as an insecticide, diatomaceous earth (DE) kills insects by drying out their exoskeletons. DE is also an effective barrier against grasshoppers and other insects. When sprinkled around plants, DE creates a barrier that insects cannot cross. DE is non-toxic to humans and animals, but care must be taken not to inhale it.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach to pest control that involves using a combination of methods to manage pest populations. This approach emphasizes the use of biological, cultural, and physical controls before resorting to chemical controls. By using IPM, you can reduce the number of grasshoppers in your garden or farm without relying solely on pesticides. This approach involves monitoring pest populations, identifying the pest species, and determining the best control methods for the situation.
NOLO Bait may not be available, but there are still plenty of alternatives to control grasshoppers. By using natural and sustainable methods like Garlic Barrier, Neem oil, Kaolin clay, and Diatomaceous earth, you can reduce the number of grasshoppers without harming the environment. By employing Integrated Pest Management, you can take a proactive approach to pest control and prevent grasshopper populations from getting out of control. Argyle Feed offers Neem Oil and Garlic Barrier as options.