Grasshoppers and potato bugs will damage your flowers and vegetables, yes. But leaf hoppers, despite their tiny size, are the malarial mosquitos of the plant world.
Leaf hoppers can carry the aster yellows bacteria, and once a plant is infected, there's no saving it.
In other news, Tom Kasper delivered over 60 pounds of food to the Damiano Center last week and he's hoping to double that amount this week. For more information on the Open Hands Food Project and how you can help, more information is available here.