Now mind you, this is the second wave of these things.....this is NOT I repeat NOT as big as they get! They get BIGGER than this!!! I ain't even lyin'
Holie Molie!! I HATE those things! I think they could haul off one of my cats!! Their abdomen's are just so huge!! Don't they look crunchy to you???
Hate'em!! Oh and BTW I checked on the internet and with Lowes to see if there is something I can put on my plants to keep these things from eating them. Guess what? NOPE!! Anything that would be strong enough to kill these BEASTS will kill the plants!!
The are called "Giant Grasshoppers"! DUH! Ya' think? I was looking for some terminology like....grasshopperous arealeous or something technical. But no, they are called Giant Grasshoppers and it stated the best way to get rid of them was with a 2X4! Smash'em!
Nothing will eat them because they are so NASTY!! Birds won't eat'em, other bugs won't eat'em, nothing will eat'em! That's just great!
I had another episode yesterday, once again, Steve not home, all alone with the grasshoppers in my plants on the porch! I was talking to them and telling them as soon as Steve got home, he was taking a picture and then they were dead. I told them they had better leave then if they wanted to live to see the sun set again, I gave them a chance.....I warned them.....they had plenty of opportunities! They did not go! After the photo op ~ which I was jumping around and screaming during, Exterminator Steve took care of them!
Just another day in the neighborhood....