Content:
Garden protection free and reliable way
 Use poultry manure
 Onion and garlic
 Shell of eggs
 White mulch
 Ultrasound devices
Extermination of mole crickets free and ecofriendly
 Glass jars trap
 Cow manure trap in spring
 Cow manure in winter
 Mulch and Cowers
 Parasitic insects and nematodes
 Chemicals



Garden protection free and reliable way

 

Use poultry manure

First of all very useful to change cow manure for poultry as fertilizer. Mole crickets’ larvae like cow manure for its warmth and nutrients. Poultry manure equal to cow, but mole crickets cannot stand its smell!

Onion and garlic

Mole crickets cannot stand smell of onion, garlic and cilantro (coriander) either. Just grow these plants near other vegetables and pests (not only mole crickets by the way) will pass by your garden. Especially this useful for your greenhouse!
Any waste of onion and garlic especially husks useful to add to irrigation water. You will not feel the smell, but mole cricket will and they hate it!

Shell of eggs

Another very useful feature to make live of mole crickets impossible. As they like eggs shell they will eat it but, likely for gardeners, they can't digest it and die.

White mulch

Some gardeners advised me to mulch garden with white colored mulch, for example straw or dry pine needles. That prevent soil from overheating which mole crickets love too much (as they love heating creatures). I don't think this is work in warm climate. Try it and write results in comments.

Ultrasound devices

There is one more interesting feature - ultrasound devices! To speaking the trough, I haven’t used it, but some of my friends did and were very happy! You just have to buy, install and switch on some devices, as result mole crickets (and not only them) will run away from your garden.

 

Extermination of mole crickets free and ecofriendly

If it’s impossible to prevent your garden from attack of mole crickets, or your garden infected too much it’s time to exterminate them. Very important to do it according green principles and for free!

Glass jars trap

Easy and even fun method to catch mole crickets. Take glass or any other material's bottle with wide neck, jar...

Put some bread and sunflowers oil into that bottle. And dig it till neck. Cower it by wide peace of something dark.

Mole crickets love sunflower oil and bread, and not later than next day, you will find some of them in the trap! Some gardeners use beer, which mole crickets love too.

If you want to have them, alive (for example for fishing) you should put them out of your trap and put into separate containers, as they do not like neighborhood.

Cow manure trap in spring

Mole crickets like cow manure. Especially their larvae so it's the best place for eggs.
In spring and summer this could be used. You should dig small hole in the soil: 15x30 sm., lay down plastic pocket on the bottom and put some manure with cut straw. After couple of days just extract your pocket and kill mole crickets and their eggs.

Cow manure in winter

In autumn holes with manure is very useful too, but another way. Mole crickets trying to make place for winter and warm manure is very attractive for them. So after winter cold will come, you should dig out this hole and throw manure with crickets to the surface where they will die from cold.

Mulch and Cowers

We’ve wrote about white colored mulch to prevent from heat, but you can use heat for your benefit.
Put some meal for mole crickets (porridge or bread with sunflower oil, or caw manure...) and cover it by dark material. Sometimes put on this material and catch the pests, which will gather under warm and tasty shelter.

Parasitic insects and nematodes

Lately using beneficial nematodes is very popular method to control pests. You can buy it in sprays or liquids for soil drench. But you have to use only certain kinds of nematodes against mole crickets (know more in your local sellers). Some predator insects could be very helpful too.

Chemicals

I don’t write about chemicals and poison. First of all I don’t like using chemicals without extreme need. Moreover, it is more useful to ask about it in local shop.