How to Get Rid of Chinch Bugs
Chinch Bug Treatment Guide
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Insecticides Work Well On Chinch Bugs
(When Applied Correctly)
Apply Insecticide Products
- Removing any excess thatch is a good idea before applying any products, since products need to reach where the chinch bugs are feeding.
- Applying in early summer will help to kill the active nymphs before they mature into adult chinch bugs and mate again to produce the overwintering generation.
- Products with synthetic pyrethroids are common. While they come in liquids and granules, liquid formulas are often preferred because the liquid has a better chance of reaching deep into the soil.
- Make sure to read the label very carefully and follow all application instructions. Most chinch bug product applications must often be watered in thoroughly so they can reach the feeding layer of the chinch bugs.
Products needed for Step 1
(Proper Lawn Maintenance)
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