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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 on your lawn and garden, near greenhouses and any other growing areas affected by grasshopper damage.
How it Works: Nolo Bait infects grasshoppers and Mormon Crickets with Nosema locustae, a naturally occurring protozoan. It infects all life stages of the 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 within the grasshoppers (and Mormon Crickets) that is pest-specific. You can identify which grasshoppers have been infected by the following:
- 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.
Infection and sickness begin as soon as the bait is ingested, with death in 3-6 weeks. Juveniles will succumb sooners than older grasshoppers (third instars). The insect pathogen multiplies in infected grasshoppers and passes from grasshopper to grasshopper throughout the season.
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This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Grasshoppers, Mormon Crickets
For use on plants grown for other than commercial or research purposes, which may include home fruit or vegetable gardens.
Do not apply product in a manner that would allow it to come into contact with any fruit or vegetables. Strictly follow the Application Instructions outlined below.
Use Nolo Bait when densities reach eight (8) or more grasshoppers per square yard. Grasshoppers are most effectively suppressed when they are young. For best results, apply when grasshoppers are ½ to ¾ inch long.
Apply to lawn at a minimum rate of five (5) teaspoons per 100 square feet by hand, shaker can or spreader.
Apply to garden at a minimum rate of five (5) teaspoons per 100 square feet by only using any of the following methods:
- Soil-directed applications by hand, shaker can or spreader around and adjacent to all plants.
- Hand, shaker can or spreader applications to garden when no above-ground fruit or vegetables are present (usually pre-bloom).
Hand, shaker can or spreader applications to garden after fruit or vegetables have been removed.
Apply bait around the perimeter of garden areas as a buffer against migrating grasshoppers.
Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal. Store in original container in a cool, dry location. Optimal storage temperature is 42°F. For best results, use before 13 weeks after formulation.
Cannot Be Shipped To: CT,DC,DE,HI,ID,IL,IN,LA,MA,MD,ME,MN,NH,NJ,NY,ND,PA,PR,RI,VT,WV,WI
Currently only the 1 lb. & 5 lbs. sizes are allowed for sale to Arkansas.
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.
Environmental Hazards:Do not apply directly to water. Do not contaminate water when cleaning equipment or disposing of equipment with wash waters or rinsate.
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.
Active Ingredients/Guaranteed Analysis:
Nosema locustae Canning*.......0.05%
*Contains at least one billion viable spores per 454 grams (1.0 pound)
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Long term control measure
Jan 17, 2021 | By jill streit
Owner Response: Great advice Jill! Nolo bait (nosema locustae) is MOST effective on young grasshoppers. We expect our first batch of 2021 Nolo Bait in March/April. Stay tuned!
Jan 16, 2021 | By Gary D Brown
Owner Response: Thanks Gary! Yes, we usually get our first batch for the season in March/April. Stay tuned and keep an eye out for our notices.
Jul 25, 2020 | By Nancy Oswald
Good Product and Service
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Nolo bait works
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Great grasshopper deterrent!
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Best Grasshopper Control
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Nolo Bait Grasshopper control
Jun 24, 2018 | By Curtis Burns
Great customer service!
Jun 6, 2018 | By Sonia Dawson
Hope it Works!
May 27, 2018 | By aggie
Owner Response: Thank you for the kind words! Nolo Bait is a fantastic product and helps control mole crickets as well. Let us know when you are grasshopper free!
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