MOLE CRICKETS-GRUBS - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by SKIDAWAYJAK
February 13, 2011

WHAT SHOULD I USE TO ELIMINATE CRICKETS AND GRUBS THAT HAVE TOTALY DISTROYED A PORTION OF MY LAWN? WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TREAT THE AREA BEFORE RE-SODING?


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Answer from NGA
February 13, 2011

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Mole crickets spend the winter in deep burrows in the soil. When the soil warms in the spring and night temperatures approach 60 degrees F, mole crickets move up to feed on grass. Feeding occurs primarily at night in the upper 1 inch of the soil. Mole crickets also forage on the soil surface when night temperatures are warm and the soil is moist. Activity increases in the spring, so March and April are the best times to apply a control such as Orthene Turf, Tree and Ornamental Spray. A second application can be made in June or July but you'll want to follow label directions so you don't burn your lawn. Good luck with your project.

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