(Length: 1″ – 1 1/2″) Mole crickets live in the soil and feed on grass stolens and roots. Bahia appears to be their favorite grass. They are most active at night, especially after a rain and when the temperature is above 70 degrees. The light brown adults have front legs that are short, stout, and well adapted for tunneling through the soil. Adults are readily attracted to lights, especially in the spring during their mating flights; but they spend most of their lives in the soil.