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Question: We planted field corn, and black eyed peas in the far garden this year. The seeds were good and took water. The first planting came up a bit spotty so we replanted. Now most of these have not come up. Upon close inspection we have found we have a big mole cricket problem you can see where they have gone down the middle of the row and ate the seed. What can we do to get rid of the mole cricket problem but not harm my honey bees?

Answer: Chrystol,

I apologize for this delayed reply to your gardening question and hope it is still helpful to you.

You'll need to treat the soil which won't harm the bees. However local pests and label allowances for various uses such as in a vegetable garden. You will need to contact your local Montgomery County Extension Office for a labeled product recommendation for controlling mole crickets in a vegetable garden. They should be aware if any such products are labeled for such an application.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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