Post last updated: November 24th, 2019

I now have my very own photo of this crustacean, the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper. He was sitting at my front steps on top of my hibiscus  as big and audacious as you please. The nerve. I reached inside my front door to grab my camera off the floor. I don’t dare leave the camera on the porch when I’m outside because my cat, Big Foot, likes to spray everything in sight. I got as close to this hideous creature as I dared because I wanted you to see all the details God bestowed on a critter I despise.  Not to mention all his colors – white, black, brown, red and yellow. After taking his photo, I took two of my heaviest canvas shoes and clapped him into the next world.


  1. Good for you. I hope he likes it in the next world.
    I found when I see the little baby grasshoppers in the Spring, I get my can of roach spray and get rid of them that way too. I have to check for a few days as I don’t always get them all at the first try.
    I am too squeemish to step on them. But the roach spray works on the adults as well.

    1. Meta — I don’t care whether he likes it in the next world or not. You should see my poor hibiscus — full of holes! IF the roach spray works, go for it. We can’t let these creatures take over!

  2. Ewww, those darn lubbers! I had an infestation earlier but they’ve been on my kill list for years.

      1. You have to get them when they’re babies. per the UF extension website. I really fought for an all-organic garden and these guys almost made me fail. I did manage to kill them over a few weeks’ time by finding where they hatched (from the ground) and flooding the nests with the full-blast garden hose. Later, I used shoes to smoosh them. Good luck.

        1. Dena — I’m still fighting for the all-organic vegetable garden. I consider stomping-the-life-outta-them to be organic. 🙂 Those seeds are just about dry but since you aren’t there, anyway, I’m gonna let ’em dry some more.

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