Mole Cricket

Common Name

Mole Cricket

Seasons of Activity

Between September and March.

Areas of Plant Infected

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Cultural Methods of Control

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Scientific Name

Cricket

Key Distinguishing Feature

Significant damage can occur when populations are high. This will be evident by dead and dry patches seen across the turf surface.

Mole crickets damage turf by feeding on the plant roots, stems and leaves and by tunnelling through the soil. There are 3 stages to the lifecycle of a mole cricket, including eggs, nymph, then adult.

Key Products for Control:

Monarch G - 0.6-1.5kg/100m2