Wingless grasshoppers and their control

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Making your own baits

When preparing your own bait it is essential to mix the insecticide evenly with the bran. Spray 30 millilitres of maldison ULV over each kilogram of flaky bran.

For small amounts, thoroughly mix the bran in a rubbish bin or large plastic bag, shaking well to ensure it is lump-free. Then spray the insecticide over the bran using a fine droplet sprayer, mixing intermittently. Seal the container and allow to sit overnight to allow diffusion of the insecticide through the bran before use.

For larger amounts, put the bran in a cement mixer and seal the opening with a plastic rubbish bin lid which has a hole cut in its centre. Mix the contents thoroughly and then spray the insecticide through the central hole while the mix is rotating. Bag and leave overnight before using.

The bagged bait will remain effective for 12 months if stored in a cool, dry place.

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