How to Get Rid of Lubber Grasshoppers
Insecticide-containing baits are often used for grasshopper control. Bran bait containing corn oil and insecticide is attractive to lubbers, and they will perish after eating only a small amount of toxicant (Barbara and Capinera 2003). However, if there is highly attractive vegetation the lubbers will be less likely to eat the bait, so bait applications are most effective when applied to areas lacking competitive vegetation, or interspersed among less preferred vegetation. For example, insecticide bait might be scattered on bare soil surrounding a vegetable garden to encourage the hoppers to consume bait before they contact the crops.
If insecticides are to be used, be sure to apply them according to the directions on the label of the container. Especially if insecticides are applied to food crops or near water, it is important to heed the directions. Many insecticides are toxic to fish, so it is imperative that open water be avoided.”
Lubber grasshopper control is tough! This can be tricky, so if you go shopping, here is a list of names that you would want to look for below. The front of every package is required to list “Active Ingredients” and that is where you would see the common name.
Chemicals for Lubber Grasshopper control
Cross reference list of common, trade and chemical names of pyrethroid insecticides.
|Common name*||Trade names**||Chemical name|
|Allethrin||Many household products||(RS)-3-allyl-2-methyl-4-oxycyclopent-2-enyl (1RS)-cis-trans chrysanthemate|
|Bifenthrin||Capture®, Talstar®||[1-alpha,3-alpha-(Z)]-(+)-(2 methyl[1,1′-biphenyl]-3yl) methyl 3-(2,chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate|
|Cyfluthrin||Baythroid®, Tame®||Cyano(4-fluoro-3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl 3-(2,2-dichloro-ethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate|
|Cyhalothrin||Karate®, Warrior®, Demand®, Scimitar®||alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl 3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-enyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate|
|Cypermethrin||Ammo®, Fury®, Mustang®||(+)-alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (+)-cis,trans-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethycyclopropanecarboxylate|
|Deltamethrin||Decis®, DeltaGard®, Demand®||(S)-cyano(3-phenoxybenzyl) (1R,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate|
|Fenpropathrin||Danitol®, Tame®||RS-alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl 2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropanecarboxylate|
|Fluvalinate||Mavrik®, Zoecon®||Á-RS,2R)-fluvalinate [(RS)-alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (R)-2-[2-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)anilino]-3-methyl-butanoate]|
|Permethrin||Ambush®, Pounce®||(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl (+)-cis,trans-3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate|
|Resmethrin||Many household products||([5-(phenylmethyl)-3-furanyl]methyl 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methyl-1-proenyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate)|
|Tefluthrin||Force®||2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-4-methylbenzyl (Z)-(1 RS, 3RS)-3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-ethyl) -2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate|
|Tetramethrin||Many household products||3,4,5,6-tetrahydrophthalimidomethyl (1RS)-cis,trans-chrysanthemate|
|Tralomethrin||Scout®||(1R,3S)3[(1′,2′,2′,2′,-tetrabromoethyl)]-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid (S)-alpha-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl ester|
This information came from the University of Florida’s EDIS publication and is always the first place I look for information.
Have you seen any lubbers in your garden yet? Keep your eyes open now so that you can find the groups of small ones and get rid of them before they are a problem.