Damage to the turf is negligible, and is merely aesthetic. I consider the crickets to be a cheap and efficient way to aerate my lawn. However, if you cannot tolerate the mounds on your lawn, products labeled for grub control should do a satisfactory job in controlling them.
Ray Ridlen is an agriculture/horticulture educator for the Oklahoma County Extension Service. His column addresses frequently asked horticulture questions. For more information, call 713-1125.