View Full Version : Chinch Bug Trouble

01-15-2008, 09:40 PM
I work in Central Florida and I have noticed that the pesticide Tal-Star, the go to product for chinch bugs, is losing it's effect. I think the bugs are getting immune to it. Has anyone tried the new pesticide "Arena" in this area? Does it work well? Is there a big price difference? Is there something even better out there?

01-15-2008, 10:51 PM
arena works well i would prefer the liq for chinch bugs over gran, but liq is in an expensive package.
arena is a group 4 insecticide which is a good rotation from bifentrin, cyper., and permthrin products which i believe are group 3 the active in arena is clothianidin and i think it's similar to imidachloprid (metit)
there is something going on with arena i think they might stop selling it and instead market a product call aloft (clothianidin and bifentrin)

01-16-2008, 02:26 PM
We have a product called Blistering Defense.
This dis-flavors the food supply.

01-16-2008, 07:15 PM
use demand cs...generic is cyanorra

01-17-2008, 04:42 PM

Regardless of what insecticide you use, be sure to apply it at 5 gallons per thousand or more mixed finish spray. St Augustine can hide a lot of Chinch bugs.