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Question by  Lemmy (97)

How can I get rid of katydids?

They are taking over my yard.


Answer by  silverkatcreationsyahoocom (324)

They seem to dislike mothballs, put them around the yard. New ones are not overly toxic. Or get some insecticide specific to them, seven dust is a good choice. It is not super toxic and should do the trick, apply in evening and water lightly after. Or some other insecticide you can cast over the yard, not spray.


Answer by  Vince68 (21)

Spray the bushes around your house with a tabasco-water mix... 1 tablespoon tabasco to 20 oz water. It won't kill or harm anything in the process.


Answer by  worker2148 (144)

The best suggestion is Sevin dust. Follow the directions on the container and the katydids will no longer be a problem. For vegetables, use the lesser concentration so as not to contaminate the consumable portions.


Answer by  shannab (117)

Neem works as a growth regulator and antifeedant for katydids. if you use it they should go away shortly. but they have been known to come back soon after. you just have to make sure you use the neem regularly so that they do not. You can also try other insect sprays.


Answer by  pyritejenny (347)

Plantings of cilantro, horehound, and calendula are said to repel katydids. Nosema locustae is a one- celled parasite that kills these insects and is easily passed from one to another; some garden shops have it. If you want to use a pesticide, try spinosad. It is relatively low toxicity and very effective om katydids.

Reply by bobsqueer (0):
i used spinosad since it came out. I always buy fresh from the factory but it does not kill the katydids at my prop even at high doses i had to catch them by hand. last year i sprayed and sprayed they never died. 679 by hand.  add a comment
posted by Anonymous
Dawn dish soap and water kills them instantly also moth balls. I place moth balls around my house than I ran out and left one side not done, thats where they all gathered and died. Very strange to see thousands of them dead in that area.  add a comment

Answer by  Kryyn (18)

One of the most simplest solutions is to use Tabasco Sauce diluted in Water, then use a Spray Bottle to glaze the plants around your house.

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