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Gerald from Medford, Oregon writes,

I have a verified chinch bug problem in my front lawn. I live in southern Oregon.

What should I use to control Chinch Bugs?


Merit Granular is the longest lasting broad-spectrum insecticide that works as both curative and preventative. Merit Granules holds a ten-year record of 90% effectiveness on virtually every species of turf and ornamental pests, including chinch bugs. Merit also improves the quality of your turf. Merit 0.5 G is for broadcast application on and around turfgrass and should be applied uniformly over the area being treated with either a drop-type or rotary-type spreader. Avoid using a spreader which would apply the product in narrow bands. For optimum control, product application should be followed by mechanical incorporation, irrigation, or rainfall, to help move the active ingredient into the soil. 

Answer last updated on: 08/04/2014

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