In summer 2010, we had a grasshopper infestation. I went online looking for good/safe/organic ways to get rid of them, and was disappointed to find nothing useful. I mentioned the problem to my husband, who thought for a moment and then said, “I’ll take my Shop-Vac out there, suck them up and feed them to the chickens!”
That’s exactly what he did, and it eliminated the grasshoppers in the greenhouse. The first time he emptied the Shop-Vac in the chicken pen, the chickens scattered in fear. But the second time they heard the vacuum, they were waiting eagerly for their treats.