Nolo Bait will be unavailable until further notice due to issues with production. Please call us at 1-800-827-2847 to discuss suitable alternatives for grasshopper control. Semaspore Bait can also be used to infect, kill and control grasshoppers.
Excellent grasshopper and cricket control approved for NOP certified organic production!
Target Pests: Over 90 species of Grasshoppers, Locusts and Mormon Crickets.
Nolo Bait is a spreadable bait made from wheat bran coated with Nosema locustae, a target-specific pathogen. Easy to apply, Nolo Bait is harmless to humans, pets, birds, beneficial insects and other wildlife. Use it around crops, near greenhouses and any other growing areas affected by grasshopper damage. Get rid of locusts in one simple application!
How it Works: Nolo Bait infects and kills grasshoppers, locusts and crickets with Nosema locustae, a naturally occurring protozoan. It infects all life stages of the developing pests, but is most effective when ingested by young grasshoppers (1st/2nd instars, 1/4"-1/2" long). After eating, Nolo Bait creates a disease that is pest-specific. Infected grasshoppers can be identified by:
- Eye color turns from dark brown to a cloudy white color.
- Activity decreases and grasshoppers often fall on their side when landing.
- The abdomen of infected individuals turn a creamy-white color with heavy infection.
- Dead grasshoppers may cling to plant stalks with evidence of cannibalism.
Death may occur in 1-3 weeks in juvenile grasshoppers. Third instars or older may take more time to die. The insect pathogen multiplies in infected grasshoppers and passes from grasshopper to grasshopper throughout the season.
Grasshoppers typically lay eggs in Southern exposure locations in hilly, sandy soil. Once hatched, they travel to their food source (your garden or farm). Head them off by applying Nolo Bait as a barrier about 1 foot wide, or by broadcasting product in and around areas to be protected.
In most cases, 50% of the existing population will die in 2-4 weeks. Infected survivors eat 75% less than healthy grasshoppers and lay fewer eggs. Heavy infestations may require a higher application rate and/or repeat applications.
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NOLO BAIT: Not Available for Sale or Shipping in the Following States: CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OK, PA, PR, RI, VT, VA, WV, WI
If your state is restricted, we suggest you check out Semaspore Bait. It can be shipped to all 50 states.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Grasshopper, Mole Crickets (Scapteriscus sp), Mormon Crickets
- Apply by hand, by shaker can or spreader to lawn or garden area. Include a buffer zone around area to be treated.
- For crop and range land apply with seed spreader, turbine spreader or airplane.
- 5 teaspoons per 100 sq. ft.
- Apply a minimum of 1.0 lb/acre
Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Vegetable Gardens, Greenhouse, Container Plants, Grow Room, Houseplants
Application Rate: 1-2 lbs per acre. Add a second application if necessary 4-6 weeks later. Can also be used indoors in house plant containers.
Storage: Optimal storage is 42°F in a dry location.
Cannot Be Shipped To: AR,CT,DC,DE,HI,IL,IN,LA,MA,MD,ME,MN,NH,NJ,NY,ND,PA,PR,RI,VT,VA,WV,WI,MS,AS,GU,MP
What's In The Package: A spreadable bait made from flaky wheat bran coated with Nosema locustae spores.
Warning & Toxicities: Use caution if allergic to wheat.
Nolo Bait is registered as an insecticide with the EPA. "CAUTION" labels are the category of insecticide product labels that are the lowest in toxicity, which is the category that Nolo Bait is placed in. Because it is an EPA registered product the label must contain standardized label headings and wording such as "Precautionary Statements" and "Hazardous to Human and Domestic Animals", etc.
Shelf Life: This product will remain active for up to 13 weeks from the date of formulation. If refrigerated add 30 days to expiration date; if frozen add 90 days.