Excellent grasshopper and cricket control approved for NOP certified organic production!
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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This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Grasshopper, Mormon Crickets
Application Technique: Avoid applying when rain is forecast as it reduces the bait's attractiveness to grasshoppers.
- 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 a seed spreader, turbine spreader or airplane.
- Small Scale Applications – 5 teaspoons per 100 sq. ft.
- Large Scale Applications – Apply a minimum of 1.0 lb per acre.
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.
Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Vegetable Gardens, Greenhouse, Container Plants, Grow Room, Houseplants
Storage: Optimal storage is 42°F in a dry location.
Orders will begin shipping Monday, March 29 on a first come, first serve basis. Orders will and must ship as soon as available. No future dated shipments allow. As inventory sells out, orders will remain in backorder status as replenishment stock arrives. You will receive a tracking email as soon as your order ships.
Cannot Be Shipped To: CT,DC,DE,HI,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.
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.
Active Ingredients/Guaranteed Analysis: 0.05% Nosema locustae Canning*
* 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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