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Chinch Bug Lawn Treatment

$285.00 + GST

When you notice dry patches of grass near the edges of your sidewalk or fence, it could be chinch bugs! Chinch bugs can destroy your entire lawn in a matter of weeks. Book now!

How Do I Know if I Have Chinch Bugs in My Lawn?

  • Do you start to notice dry patchy spots in June/July
  • Large dry brown patches that look similar to drought damage
  • Does the damage start in the sunny/hot areas?
  • Is there a thick layer of thatch (winter dead grass) that was not removed in spring?
  • Do the dry patches appear to expand each day?
  • Do you water and water, but the lawn just won’t green up?

Before you book do the The Coffee Can Trick!

  1. Cut the bottom out of a coffee can or large juice can and Wiggle it,  2 inches into the grass.
  2. Fill the can with water, adding more water to keep it level, stir up the grass.
  3. Wait 5 minutes. If you have chinch bugs, they will float to the top of the can.
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How Do I Avoid Getting Chinch Bugs?

Chinch Bugs love lawns that are in poor condition, they like it hot and dry. Here’s some quick tips on keeping your lawn healthy overall:

  • DETHATCH YOUR LAWN EVERY SPRING.
    Remove the thick layers of winter dead grass so you don’t give them a place to hid and reproduce.
  • AERATE IN SPRING.
    Chinch Bugs love hard packed soil so aerate every year.
  • WATER 3-4X PER WEEK.
    Chinch Bus require hot dry conditions for survival and reproductions so keep those lawns well watered.
  • KEEP GRASS LONG.
    Don’t cut you lawn so that it looks like a putting green. Chinch Bugs love that. Keep it pointy finger length – 2 inches.
  • RESEED BARE SPOTS.
    After ridding the lawn of Chinch Bugs with Grass Gators special treatment, reseed the patches. If you are getting a 2 application you needn’t wait for the 2nd treatment to reseed.
  • USE PEST CONTROL.
    Chinch Bugs are rather easy to detect in turf by using Grass Gators targeted insecticide applications we can get rid of those pesky bugs.