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How To Control Chinch Bugschinch bug

It’s not easy to keep a green, healthy lawn. Not only because of the work that needs to be put in to maintain turf, but also working to protect your lawn from external forces such as weeds and lawn pests. One such lawn pest that can present a significant problem if left untreated long enough is the chinch bug. Warmer areas of the country like the southeastern United States have been dealing with the rising problem of chinch bugs and the destruction these little bugger bring to lawns.

Chinch bugs are a notorious lawn pest which can cause a lot of harm to your lawn. Chinch bugs are recognized has true bugs and have piercing and sucking mouthparts which is used to extract nutrition from grass, resulting in the turf turning brown and dying.

Chinch bugs have different stages of growth with slightly different appearances at each stage. Adult chinch bugs are small (about 1/5 of an inch long) and oval shaped with a hard body. Their wings are black and white and have a little triangle shape on them. Chinch bug legs have a slight orange-brown color…

Chinch bugs overwinter as adults and come out during springtime to lay eggs on their host plant or in the soil. Within a week, the eggs hatch and the feeding begins. If you’re unable to see chinch bugs right away, you could definitely smell them as they have a strong odor which grows as their population rises.

If you have chinch bugs on your lawn, you’ve come to the right place. Solutions Pest and Lawn can deliver to you high quality pesticides to clear these bugs from your lawn.

How To Control Chinch Bugs: 3 Step Solution

Chinch bugs may be annoying to have on your lawn but controlling them doesn’t have to be complicated. We recommend a combination of cultural means of control with chemical applications as well to put an end to chinch bugs destroying your lawn. Chinch bugs are readily controlled by most liquid insecticides approved for turfgrass such as bifenthrin, malathion or any of the synthetic pyrethroids. Solutions Pest and Lawn carries the best professional grade pesticides available that you won’t be able to find at your local garden center or department store. Take a look at our simple 3 step plan to eliminate these irritating pests successfully

Step 1: Before proceeding with chemical control, it is best to first perform a careful inspection to see where these chinchbugs are concentrated and whether you have a small or large infestation. Check the damage of your grass. We would recommend before bringing chemical applications into the mix to prep your grass by removing excess thatch to allow for products to have a better reach.

Step 2: Now to move onto chemical treatment. Equip yourself with a high quality insecticide that you can find below and mix into a hand-pump sprayer. Timing is important when controlling chinch bugs. It’s best to apply in the early summertime as it will help to kill the active nymphs before they mature into adult chinch bugs prevent the next generation of chinch bugs from overwintering and returning in the spring. Rather than spot treating, do a full broadcast treatment over the entire lawn. Reapplication may be necessary until you no longer see chinch bugs present.

Step 3: After the chinch bugs have been wiped out, it is important to instill healthy and regularly maintenance practices to promote a healthy turd so that your lawn can fend off any possible infestations in the future and prevent chinch bugs from coming back. Mow your grass at the right height, fertilize at proper times of the year and water your lawn regularly but don’t overwater. Our pesticides can also be used as a preventative measure to keep bugs out so be sure to apply at least quarterly to keep your lawn bug free.

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