Stop Grasshoppers Dead in Their Tracks! Now Available In All 50 States!
How it Works: Semaspore Bait contains Nosema locustae, a naturally occurring single celled protozoan infects all stages of developing grasshoppers, mole crickets, Mormon and black field crickets. Nosema when ingested creates a disease that is specific to these pests. It will not harm any other living species.
Grasshoppers typically lay eggs in Southern exposure locations in hilly, sandy soil. As they hatch they will begin to travel to their food source (your garden or farm). Head them off by applying Nosema in swaths as a barrier about 1 foot wide, or by generally broadcasting product in and around area to be protected. Grasshoppers will begin to feed on spore-infected bran. After eating Semaspore grasshoppers become sick, eat less, and begin to die. The disease spreads to healthy grasshoppers through cannibalism. In 2-4 weeks, 50% of the population will die, and most survivors will be infected to continue spreading the disease. Infected survivors eat 75% less than healthy grasshoppers and lay fewer eggs. Nosema works best when applied to younger stages of hoppers (1/4 to 1/2-inch long). Heavy infestations may require repeat applications.
Note: Use by expiration date. If refrigerated add 30 days to expiration date; if frozen add 90 days.
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This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Grasshoppers (Gryllus), Mole Crickets (Scapteriscus sp), Mormon Crickets (Anabrus simplex)
Semaspore Bait is most effective when introduced to the grasshopper population early in the season when large numbers of nymphs are present. Nosema locustae continually grows within infected hosts and is most effective when pests are infected before reaching adulthood.
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: Store in original container. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not expose to direct sunlight until applied for control of the pest insects.
Warning & Toxicities: Use caution if allergic to wheat.
Shelf Life: Use by expiration date. Semaspore remains viable for around three months after formulation. If refrigerated add 30 days to expiration date; if frozen add 90 days.
Active Ingredients/Guaranteed Analysis: 0.05%.....Nosema locustae