Tell me about it. Every time I meet someone called Smith ...
But seriously, Demi, here's a bit I nicked from the net.
"The only sure-fire way of knowing you have a mole cricket problem is to flush them out. The best way to monitor for mole crickets is the soap flush technique. In a sprinkling can, mix two tablespoons of lemon liquid dishwashing soap in two gallons of water.
Apply this solution to a 2-foot by 2-foot area where you suspect mole crickets.
It’s best to do this late in the day and after the lawn has been recently watered. Mole crickets are not evenly distributed throughout the turf, so repeat the soap flush in several areas of your lawn.
If two to four mole crickets emerge within a few minutes, control measures are justified.
How do you get rid of mole crickets? Effective control depends on the season of the year and the life stage that the pests are in at the time. Timing of controls is as important as the choice of insecticide.
Late June or early July is considered to be the most ideal time to apply control measures. This timing is based on extensive research and knowledge of the mole cricket life cycle. Mole crickets have one generation a year.
In spring, the adults fly, mate and begin laying eggs. Most egg laying occurs between early May and mid-June.
It’s important to treat when the young mole crickets begin actively feeding in early summer. The longer you allow them to feed and grow the more difficult the task of managing them.
Adults can be very difficult to control because of their ability to tunnel. Tunneling allows the adults to avoid contact with many conventional pesticides.
There are a number of products on the market to control mole crickets. Look for products that contain bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, deltamethrin, fipronil, imidacloprid or lambda-cyhalothrin."
Which might help a bit. Alternatively, I also discovered on the net that mole crickets are used as food. Crispy fried cricket ... Yummy. Do you think you could bring yourself to eat your problem away?
The secret of life is to aim below the head (With thanks to MMM)