Grasshopper / Mormon Cricket Control Program
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Mormon Cricket and Grasshopper Control Program offers help to ranchers, farmers, and the general public in the suppression of economically damaging infestations on private or state owned lands. This program is managed by the ISDA Invasive Species program, however, grasshoppers and Mormon crickets are native species in Idaho.
The program provides pest management information and insecticide bait for private landowners to control damaging populations of these pests. Our program also strives to minimize potential negative environmental impacts from application of insecticides. Participants are required to abide by the EPA approved product labels and follow principles of sound pesticide stewardship.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is an important partner in the overall program. APHIS conducts statewide surveys to determine the density and species composition of grasshopper populations on rangelands as well as suppression projects.
If you need help with grasshopper or Mormon cricket infestations go to our contact information page or click the black box at the bottom of the page to see the complaint form.
+ Photo Credits
Banner: (differential grasshoppers) David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org. Photos: (mormon cricket) Dan Safford, ISDA / (spur-throated grasshopper) Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org / (highway sign) Dan Safford, ISDA.