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How to Get Rid of Chinch Bugs

By DoMyOwn staff

Chinch bugs are another one of those lawn pests that can take over and kill a yard very quickly. In this video we will give you the basic tips on how to get rid of chinch bugs to keep your yard alive and thriving.

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Chinch bugs can destroy a lawn in a short amount of time left alone. Once you know you have them, you should begin treating immediately.
 
Prior to the insecticide application remove any excess thatch so products can reach where chinch bugs are feeding. Instead of spot treating in the damaged areas, broadcast spray over the entire lawn. Start on the edge and work your way in. 

Applying in early summer will help kill the active nymphs before they mature into adults. Chinch bugs mate quickly so the population can grow very fast. Killing them early will help prevent damage to your lawn later. If you live in an area with a lot of chinch bug activity you may have to re-apply in spring and fall to keep the population at manageable levels.

Be sure to choose a product that is labeled for chinch bugs. These products are available in liquid and granule formulations. You should choose the formulation that is easiest for you to apply . Most products will require you to water in the application with a quarter or half inch of water. This will allow the product to get down to the insects.
 
As always, refer to the product label for full application instructions.

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