It is that time of the year when we notice more insects in our yards and in our homes in Colorado.

It is that time of year when I lose sleep at night because my girlfriend wakes me up to squish a spider, moth, or whatever bug is trying to have a sleepover.

I am not fearful of bugs, thankfully. I have no problem getting rid of them and I certainly don't scream when I see them.

However, there is a common bug in my lawn that many Coloradans have complained they started seeing.

Grasshopper Infestation in Colorado Has Begun


Right now you might have noticed more grasshoppers in your yard. We are currently at the stage of metamorphosis where grasshoppers are nearly full size.

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A few weeks ago I noticed that when I would mow my lawn that little flurries of bugs were jumping all over the place.

Now I realize that these were nymphs and adolescent grasshoppers.

Here is the full timeline from Colorado State University.

Grasshoppers lay eggs in undisturbed areas, usually in late summer and early fall. Small nymphs or “hoppers” hatch the following spring. Winged adults appear five to six weeks after hatch. Eggs of a few Colorado species hatch in late summer and pass the winter as nymphs.

Why Grasshoppers Are Amongst Most Annoying in Colorado


My biggest grievance with grasshoppers is that they jump all over me. I promise I am not being dramatic when I say that I had a full-blown grasshopper infestation last summer. It was overwhelming. Unfortunately, that problem is happening once again.

My problem with grasshoppers is far less impactful compared to other Colorado residents. Gardeners and those who manage field crops are beyond frustrated.

Solutions for Grasshoppers in Colorado

I have a large yard and I use BioAdvanced Complete Insect Killer. I attach the bottle to my hose and I spray my lawn.

Here are some tips to get rid of grasshoppers in your yard.

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Think you're a true Coloradan? Then you should be able to ace pronouncing these Colorado names.

Towns and places around Colorado take their names from many different languages. Spanish, Native American, Roman, Greek, and more appear in different place names, but that doesn't mean Coloradans follow the correct pronunciation.
Here are 8 that truly stump out-of-towners.

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