Natural regulation : Natural regulation of mole cricket populations is the action of nature without intervention by man. Populations of mole crickets (or any other pest) may be held in check by weather and/or by natural enemies to a greater or lesser extent. If this natural regulation did not exist, then damage to pastures and turf would be very much worse than it currently is. It is known that bahiagrass grass pastures can be destroyed totally by mole crickets, so why have not all such pastures in Florida been destroyed? Obviously, something helps to suppress mole cricket populations, even though not to the extent that people would like, and this "something" is the combined effects of weather and native natural enemies. The worst case scenario of total destruction of pastures and turf does not often occur, so natural regulation, a gift of nature, is worth a lot of money. The aim of biological control (an action by man) is to use whichever of the natural enemies that can be manipulated to improve the suppressive effects provided by nature.