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Easy Grasshopper Control
« on: June 29, 2017, 09:13:42 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Full Member, sphil. This user is located in Texas, Zone 8b. This was originally posted on June 11, 2013.

I have been having trouble with something eating parts of my cantaloupe leaves, and I finally decided it was grasshoppers.  I looked for non-pesticide solutions, and found: 1) horehound, which has long been used as a grasshopper barrier.  I couldn't find any, so I tried suggestion number 2) cilantro.  Apparently grasshoppers hate cilantro.  So I put cilantro pots around among the cantaloupe vines.  This was several days ago, and I can see a significant improvement.  If you have a grasshopper problem, and would prefer to keep them away rather than kill them, you might want to give cilantro a try!

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Re: Easy Grasshopper Control
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 09:19:50 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, Sun City Linda. This user is located in SoCal Inland 9A. This was originally posted on June 11, 2013.

Well, I have heard that "super tasters" often cant stand cilantro so maybe grasshoppers are super tasters LOL!  Will give it a try!