cinch bugs - Knowledgebase Question

Clermont, Fl
Question by mkmalys
June 6, 2010
What is your opinion of applying cinch bug prevention down now or wait til there is proof of cinch bugs? Last year we put cinch bug granules down 1st of June as a preventive measure and in August cinch bugs began to devour our lawn.Thanks

Answer from NGA
June 6, 2010


Timing is everything, as you've discovered. I think I'd wait to apply a control product until you are sure there are cinch bugs present. Chinch bugs are easy to detect - just stand on the lawn and run your shoe over the top of the lawn. Chinch bugs will jump up onto the top of your shoe. You can do this test every 2-3 weeks until you find the pests. Once you do, apply your product and you're sure to control the population. Good luck with your lawn.

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