Gardening Know How Questions & Answers -

Mole Crickets

I have tawny mole crickets and they are destroying my lawn, including the new sod. I do not want to use poison, as I see the bluebirds and other birds hunting bugs in my yard. What can I do to address this problem without using poison? I am certain that this is the bug. I poured soapy water on them and caught one (of dozens that came crawling out of the ground). Brought it in and looked it up.

1 Comment (Open | Close)

1 Comment To "Mole Crickets"

#1 Comment By Nikki On 07/19/2011 @ 5:51 am

You can try treating the lawn with Diatomaceous Earth or neem oil. Both are safe for animals but kills insects. These articles have more information:

Article printed from Gardening Know How Questions & Answers:

URL to article:

URLs in this post:

[1] :

[2] :

[3] :

Have any questions about this topic? Visit us at to ask your questions and get friendly answers from gardening experts.

You can also find us at:
'Like' us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter: - @gardenknowhow
Follow us on Pinterest:

Copyright © 2020 Gardening Know How Questions & Answers. All rights reserved.