Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.


How to Identify an 


Grasshoppers are large (1 1/2 inches long), green, and have a wingspan of about 3 inches. They are most easily identified by their large size and their green color. While they are generally harmless, they can attract other pests and bother pets and children.

Where do they come from?

Grasshoppers are common in the United States and Canada. They are most often found near crops or other sources of food. Grasshoppers can also be brought into your home on food or garbage, or if you leave windows or doors open in the summer or spring.

How to keep them out

The best way to get rid of grasshoppers is to eliminate their food sources by thoroughly cleaning your kitchen and bathroom. You can also use commercial fly traps or bait. If you have a severe infestation, you may need to call a professional exterminator.

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What do they look like?

Where do they live?

Grasshopper overwinter as eggs in soil. The female uses her stinger-like appendage to lay the eggs in the soil. They can be found in moist areas such as mulch beds, woodpiles, weeds, stone piles, etc.





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