. Irrigate prior to spreading granular insecticides and also irrigate following applications to move the insecticide into the root zone. You can also limit the number of adults that have over-wintered by applying in spring with a contact insecticide. Control is more difficult during the spring due to mole crickets mature stage. By limiting the number of adults, there will be fewer eggs deposited during the early summer months. Spot treatments work well in the spring.