Mole crickets are grayish-brown in colour, with large black eyes and short wings. Their long back legs are adapted for jumping and their claw-like front legs for digging. As with other crickets and grasshoppers, mole crickets make a chirping sound to attract mates. However, the main issue with mole crickets is the damage they inflict with their burrowing.
Signs of an infestation: Mature mole crickets fly around and mate during spring and nymphs (immature mole crickets) will start feeding when the temperatures start to warm up.
Risks: Mole crickets pose significant risks to lawns, gardens and landscaping. Their tunneling can disturb germinating seeds or the delicate roots of seedlings. As they push up through the ground, they increase surface moisture evaporation, that causes the plants to be dried out and damaged.
Control Measures: A’Africa Pest Prevention offers a range of fast and effective pest control methods that target mole crickets. These methods are safe around your garden, family and pets.
DIY: It is important to treat mole cricket infestations during the early stages of their life cycle. Long term residual products that are labelled especially to control mole crickets provide the best protection.
Contact Us: Do you suspect a pest infestation? Get in touch with your nearest A’Africa Pest Prevention branch.
Get a Quote: Book an appointment with your local A'Africa Office to discuss your pest problem. If necessary, we will complete a survey and provide you with a free quote and recommendations.
Solutions: Once you have accepted the quote, our pest control technicians will come out to your property to apply the selected treatments at a time that suits you. We pride ourselves on providing a solution that is save for your children, your pets and for the environment.
Aftercare: A'Africa Pest Prevention provides guaranteed pest control solutions as well as advice to help prevent future infestations. We will visit your property as often as needed to fully resolve your pest infestation.