There are literally thousands of varieties of Caelifera, a family of insects that includes the Grasshopper and its close relatives the Cricket, the Katydid and the Locust. They spend the Winter in an egg pod about three inches underground, but come Spring, they emerge to feed on grass, grains and even the leafy plants in your garden.
Inspection For Grasshoppers
There are over 200 species of Grasshoppers in North America alone. They range in size from 1 to 2-1/2 inches and are either brown, yellow or green in color. While they do have wings, most species do not use flight as their normal movement. Grasshoppers hind legs are incredibly powerful, which allows them to jump relatively huge distances with minimal effort. They do not “group” like locust, but some varieties have population explosions every 11 – 20 years so it is important to always maintain Grasshopper control around your garden.
Damage By Grasshoppers
Grasshoppers feed on many types of plant life, from grasses to leaves to grains. Some varieties of Grasshoppers will use these same plants as a nesting ground to lay their eggs. Even a moderate Grasshopper population can eat through and destroy tremendous amounts of foliage and crops. If you want to ensure that Grasshoppers don’t make their way through your garden, make sure you get the professionals at Eliminate ‘Em to stop them before they start.
Treatment For Grasshoppers
Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services provides you with fast, professional, courteous service and licensed technicians to handle all of your Pest Control, Wildlife and Inspection needs. Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services offers same-day services and free estimates to eliminate Grasshoppers. Professional technicians are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get rid of any insects, rodents or wildlife that are causing damage or creating a nuisance in and around your home.