What Kills Mole Crickets?
When damage is visible, usually in the spring, mole crickets are much larger and robust, which makes them harder to control. The best time to treat for mole crickets will be in the early life stages when they are the most vulnerable.
Map Out Problem Areas
In early summer, you can test the problem areas by applying a soapy water solution to a few feet of your turf. If a few mole crickets emerge after a few minutes, you're in the right area.
Apply Products At The Right Time
- Apply to areas that have experienced mole cricket damage in the spring.
- It is important that the soil has adequate moisture so the product can penetrate the soil. Some products require irrigation after application, some require irrigation before application.
- Many products are labeled to control mole crickets, often products that contain pyrethroids, in granules, liquids, and bait formulas. Read label carefully to make sure mole crickets are listed on the label.