This Biopesticide Naturally Controls Grasshopper Populations

By: Katherine Pendrill - Mar 8, 2016
References: planetnatural
'Semaspore Bait' is an organic biopesticide specifically designed to kill grasshoppers. While grasshoppers may not seem all that dangerous, they can actually pose a major threat to farmers. This product provides an eco-friendly solution for keeping grasshopper populations under control.

Semaspore Bait is a biopesticide that contains a naturally occurring form of grasshopper control called Nosema locustae. When the grasshopper consume this ingredient, they become sick, eat less and eventually die. Semaspore Bait is designed as a natural way of dealing with grasshopper populations and the product is branded with the OMRI Listed logo, which indicates its approval for organic gardening. The packaging also features a confused-looking cartoon grasshopper, rather than a graphic image of a bug. This approach gives the product as softer look that indicates it is less harmful to the environment then a toxic chemical pesticide.

The biopesticide is marketed toward organic farmers who are looking for a less aggressive way to deal with a grasshopper infestation.