Mole Crickets

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Mole Cricket Facts

  • Mole Crickets are 1 to 1½ inches in length.
  • Mole Crickets are tan, brown, reddish brown in color.


Mole crickets are a type of cricket that get their name from their habit of burrowing into the earth like moles. They live on lawns in the Southeastern United States and throughout Canada and damage grass by burrowing tunnels in the soil and eating the grass. This results in brown patches in the grass. They also attract predators like raccoons that damage the grass as well.

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