Chinch Bug Prevention Guide
How to Prevent Chinch Bugs
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Focus On Proper Lawn Care
(Proper Lawn Care)
- Mowing grass to about 2-2 1/2 inches
- Fertilizing at the proper amounts and timing, careful to avoid over-fertilization
- Irrigating lawn in times of drought is important, but overwatering or improper watering can make your lawn weaker.
Manage Lawn Thatch
Thatch, which is a buildup of dead and living grass and other organic matter, and it creates a perfect environment for chinch bugs to feed and live.An excess thatch also inhibits your control efforts against chinch bugs, since the thatch will bind up the chemicals in your control products, making them far less effective.
To control excess thatch, you can use a vericutter machine to vertically mow the thatch in your turf. Proper lawn maintenance will help you avoid thick thatch in the future.
Preventative Control Products
Products needed for Step 3
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