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Common Lawn Pests and the Best Controls For Them

Chinch Bugs Chinch bugs are small (~4 mm) black bugs with a large white spot on their back that plague lawns during the hot summer months. Due to their small size, chinch bug populations can become very large very quickly without being noticed, allowing devastating lawn damage to occur. Chinch bugs feed on lawn grasses, especially St. Augustine, sucking sap from the plants until they are dead, and then moving on. Damage is most common in front yards since chinch bugs congregate in hot, sunny areas of the yard. Topical insecticides containing synthetic pyrethroids (esp. Bifenthrin) are effective at eradicating them, although multiple treatments may be needed. For quicker results, liquid p

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