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Hi everyone,

We have what seems like hundreds of these noisy critters in our lawns and they are starting to come into the house :mad:. Anybody got any ideas on how to get rid of them without poisoning our bees? The hives are all on the affected lawns :(:mad:.

 

Thank you :)

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I like crickets and would certainly not go out of my way to hurt them unless I needed some insectivorous food for one of my native rehabs. They are not particularly good swimmers so I suspect most of your problem will soon be floating away.

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There are commercially available pesticides available.

 

I wouldn't bother though. Poison one lot, the neighbours move in.

 

Zillions of baby crickets emerge from the ground with rain after a dry spell .

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The small ones are native and harmless. The big black ones are introduced pests and emerge that size and eat grass and it's roots overnight like locusts. As a kid any outside light or street lamp was a magnet. Millions upon millions congregating under each pool of light

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The small ones are native and harmless. The big black ones are introduced pests and emerge that size and eat grass and it's roots overnight like locusts. As a kid any outside light or street lamp was a magnet. Millions upon millions congregating under each pool of light

Big old trout love them too

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These are big critters, they started to get into my bedroom keeping us awake with their noise. I did look at the commercially available products but none of them are bee friendly :-(. Guess I'll have to hope they disappear in winter :whistle:

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