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Grasshoppers, real ones !

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TLS, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Anybody in the Northeast notice an EXTRA extreme amount of Grasshoppers this year?

    A few of my bigger country lawns have tons of them. They are really annoying when they hop up under your shorts and try to get out! Really wakes you up! I guess they are just glad that they didn't become "CHOPPED" by the mower.
  2. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    I'm starting to see a lot of them here. But it always seems like they're everywhere here.:blob3:
  3. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    YES! I was actually going to post this last week.. they are everywhere! Its kinda like the lady bugs, (i heard that was from some science experiment, that took off like they didnt think it would). I wonder if the grasshoppers are the same deal.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    We have way more grasshopers than normal in the Windy City area too. I too, was going to post about this subject.
  5. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    yep here too. I think that because they are larger this time of yr makes them stickout more.
  6. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I counted 346 on my lawn last night. kidding, but there are lots of them along with walking sticks and praying mantises everywhere. Daveg
  7. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    I have only seen one walking stick here in the past 5-8 years, what cool looking things. Preying Manthises on the other hand, I have seen. THere have been some bugs that look like them, but not completely like htem... very strange things.
  8. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    We have alot here also. And I thought the grasshoppa up the shorts was just one of the perks of this business! Could just be me though.
  9. Hoosier Mower

    Hoosier Mower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    Well like everywhere else I've been seeing a ton of them around here the past few weeeks too, also a large number of snakes....damn I hate snakes!
  10. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    Chopped a snake up Thursday doing a ditch area with my 21". That was gross. Snakes give me the willys.

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