Hi moms, can someone please advise of a good pesticide for lawn crickets . I have done the dish washing detergent method and also used Radiant washing liquid mixed in warm water and poured onto the cricket holes, after doing this I have even had our friendly magpies walk around picking them up and pulling them out of the surface of the lawn. This method is good and it is pesticide free but I know that we are not getting all the crickets up and am sure that eggs are hatching under the ground and more of these darn pests emerge. Was wondering if anyone has had complete success at eradicating these pests as they really do ruin a lovely lawn.
Thank you in-advance.


Posted by cherz, 25th November 2014


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  • We’ve never had lawn crickets before. Our lawn problem at the moment is moss growing through it



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