Chinch bugs are tiny bugs that feed on your lawn. They have piercing mouthparts that suck moisture from your grass blades. They are tiny, only growing to be about 1/5” at full size. They have oval bodies and two wings that overlap. While the adults are black with white wings, the immature bugs are bright orange.
Signs of a Chinch Bug Infestation
At first, you might not even realize you have a chinch bug infestation! Their impact on your grass mimics the same effects as a drought. In addition to draining the blades of water, this bug also injects a poison that kills the grass. You’ll see patches of dead grass on your lawn that constantly expands outward.
If you’re wondering if you have a chinch bug infestation or if you are dealing with the symptoms of a drought, you can water your lawn and see if the patch perks up.
What Causes a Chinch Bug Infestation?
Unfortunately, your thick, lush lawn is particularly prone to a chinch bug infestation because there is plenty to eat and a safe place to lay eggs.
How Can You Get Rid of Chinch Bugs?
Treating your lawn with an insecticide labeled for chinch bugs is your best bet. Be sure to address the issue as soon as possible because the bugs mature quickly, starting the life cycle over again.
You can also call Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape. We know how to rid your lawn chinch bugs and get your lawn to a healthy state where it can grow abundantly without the threat of pests. Call us today at 765-771-9998 for more information about our pest control services and for a free quote.
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