Asked on Jan 16, 2019

How do I get rid of mole crickets in the garden?

Cynthia HMel KiserMogie


3 answers
  • Mogie
    on Jan 16, 2019

    Biological controls include predator insects, like crabronid wasp and tachinid fly, as well as nematodes, which are best applied in early spring (Mar-Apr) or fall (Sept-Oct) for adult mole cricket elimination.

    Chemical insecticides, such as Imidacloprid (Bayer Advanced, Merit) are normally applied in June or July to kill the small nymphs. They can be controlled with sprays, granules, or baits. Apply when overnight temps are at least 60 degrees F. (16 C.) and irrigate the area beforehand. Moist soil helps with penetration of the insecticide and encourages mole crickets to come to the surface to feed on bait.

  • Mel Kiser
    on Jan 16, 2019

    eat them haha/ get an iguana or mole or toad

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