Tachinid
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Cilantro bug spray

Hiya All,

I am new to the boards. I have tried Garlic and pepper spray to ward off grasshoppers and nymphs with a little success.

Has anyone ever tried a concentrated cilantro spray with any success? My garden is overrun with these pest and they are eating everything up.

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rainbowgardener
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Have not seen anything about the use of cilantro that way. Cilantro plants are known to attract ladybugs and other beneficial insects to the garden, but the dried leaves would be stronger smelling so, perhaps more repellant.

Grasshoppers are susceptible to diatomaceous earth and Neem oil.

Here's an article about grasshoppers and their control:

https://www.ghorganics.com/page12.html
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