weird looking grasshoppers

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dmk395, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
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    Client called me today....has some pre-historic like looking grasshoppers in the house and around the yard...asked me about spraying something or broadcast spreading something to eliminate them. I live in MA, and have MA pest license....any idea what it could be...use to kill them?
     
  2. MandT Lawn Care

    MandT Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    he could be talking about praying mantis
     
  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
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    That's my thought.....You should not kill them if that is what they are. Just remove them from the house, they are beneficial.
     
  4. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sounds like preying mantis, Kill them around here and go to jail.
     
  5. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does it look anything like this?

    This is the one we keep in our classroom as a pet. My first graders love feeding it grasshoppers and crickets adn watching it eat them.

    mvc-041s.jpg
     
  6. eakern

    eakern LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
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    Sounds like Camel Crickets to me. They look like a cricket and a spider rolled into one.
     

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  7. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
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    Def. not praying mantis, puzzled stilll
     
  8. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
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    I saw a critter yesterday that was a first for me. It was in our yard.........Large wings in comparison to body, Kinda spider looking body with strange probosis looking things out front.
    Strange critter.
     
  9. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    Well,,, did you ID it?

    How about a katydid.

    katydid2.jpg
     

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