NO NATURAL PESTICIDES
Chinch bugs cannot be controlled by natural pesticides, so it is imperative you call us as soon as you see a suspicious area. Otherwise, these destructive insects will continue damaging your lawn. As long as we are able to promptly diagnose a chinch bug infestation, curative pesticide treatments are effective and environmentally the more appropriate way to treat a private residence.
CHECK LAWN WEEKLY
Once damage is first noticed, it takes 3 to 8 weeks longer for chinch bugs to kill a typical lawn sized area. Therefore, monitoring should be performed every week during hot, dry weather when chinch bugs are most destructive. When walking your lawn, be on the lookout for yellowing grass particularly near heat sources (sidewalks, sun-exposed walls, etc.) and dry, elevated areas. Chinch bugs kill progressively in a blotchy, frontal advance, thus are more numerous along the edge of damage. Along the edge of usually totally dead, brown grass, the yellowing and dying St. Augustine will often show an orange hue.
WATCH FOR WARNING SIGNS
Although we apply insecticides to your lawn throughout the summer months, chinch bugs infestations can still occur between our service visits. If you see any of the above warning signs, contact us right away.