Saturday, July 14, 2012

the evil doers

Our place has been taken over with millions, I am telling the truth, millions of grasshoppers.   It is so gross and unnerving..    We can not walk thru our pastures, not to mention our yard without several types of grasshoppers, flying up and clicking their wings.  Driving me crazy!

We try to do organic and let the birds, lizards, frogs and my dogs 
take care of them.  There are just too many of them. And they aren't little cute grasshoppers, some of them are at least 4" long!  I get so frustrated when I try to get one and they circle around the plant, like they are playing an evil game with me.  They just look at me a laugh!
But when I do get one, I throw it to the frogs or the spiders...who is the evil one now grasshopper???

They have taken our green, lush pastures and turned them into
yellow, brittle holey strands of grass

What really freaks me out is when several of them land on me with their sandpaper footed, skinny legged, bug eyed, antenna wiggling sticking to me.  I do a crazy dance like no other.  I try to stomp on them as they land a few inches away from my foot, laugh and hop away..UGH!  So aggravating!

Did I mention they laugh at us??  Look at that evil grin!

I need chickens!


Olive Cooper said...

Sounds like an old testament plague and chickens would be a help Cindy.

Carole said...

I can't stand them either. When they are small they are easier to catch. I'm brutal with them and cut them with my scissors. The cats like to eat them but often ruin the plants trying to get at them. There seems to be less of them this year and I don't know why......maybe they've moved south:(

I hope this isn't another bad season for you guys.


TexWisGirl said...

we've had them here for at least 2 solid months or more. they are AWFUL! did they just arrive there or are you just posting about them now.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ahhhhhh I sooo know what you mean! They are eating all of my flowers and making me really mad! They are giant this year too ~ uggghh!!!

June said...

Oh I HATE them Cindy! I am just dreading their season again this year. I am starting to see a few teeny ones, so it won't be long. I usually resort to using snail bait for them. I don't know if it really helps but it makes me feel better : )
hugs from here...

Bead and Needle said...

"Sandpaper footed, skinny legged, bug eyed, antenna wiggling, sticking to me"...BEST description of grasshoppers EVER - I HATE GRASSHOPPERS! CREEP ME OUT!!! I'm sitting here shuddering - right before bed...thanks for that! I feel for ya', gal! XOXO

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oldgreymare said...

you need the plague busters!! QUICK! Yuck! Only thing I can equate to is tent worm invasions as a kid growing up in PA ...Everywhere we walked.. squish!

Romeo said...

Trixie and I. For a few hours. Yes we could! Let us at them. And. They. Will. Be. History! We'll protect you from those nasty little things!

Purrs and ready to fight for you!


Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

This has been a bad summer for a whole lot of us. We had the cicadas, you have the locust/grasshopper, lots of folks have had such hot weather and very little rain and losing their entire corn crops. Every so many years things just don't go well across the nation weather-wise. Hope these critters go away and leave you alone soon! He needs to wipe that evil grin off his face before a toad comes along and makes dessert out of him!! LOL