lawn problem - Knowledgebase Question

lakeland, Fl
Question by lgcoolg
March 26, 2010
Im told I might have chinch bug infestation. How do I confirm this? Thank you

Answer from NGA
March 26, 2010


There's an easy method! Scout your turf on a sunny day by slowly sliding your foot through the sod and watching for the bugs to crawl across your shoe. You can also determine infestations by using a large coffee can or gallon can with both ends removed. Press one end of the can about 2 or 3 inches into the soil, fill with soapy water, and watch for about 5 minutes. If chinch bugs are present, they will float to the surface. (This test will also bring molecrickets to the surface) It is very important to check areas where the yellowish spots and the green grass meet in several different locations. Hope this information is helpful.

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