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LawnMowerKing10
08-19-2012, 03:11 PM
Hello,

I was wondering what is a good product to use when trying to rid a lawn of chinch bugs? Is it alright to apply a insecticide when I am going to aerate in the next few weeks? Any information is much appreciated!

bug-guy
08-20-2012, 06:53 AM
aloft or arena, each are sold in a soluble form for spraying and granular for spreading

RigglePLC
08-20-2012, 02:13 PM
Aeration--no problem. Do not treat for chinchbug if you do not need to treat. Chinch bugs become resistant to insecticides quickly. After a few treatments they may become resistant to an insecticide--and that means resistance to all similar products--or perhaps they are already resistant.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in383

Plenty of water will usually allow the grass to recover

gregory
08-20-2012, 07:55 PM
i've used arena for the last 2 yrs and had no problems with chinch bugs or grubs all season long.. not the cheapest stuff out there but works all season long..