Chich Bugs ????

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by John Gamba, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Can anybody tell me if there are Cinch Bugs In Connecticut? And if there are can you tell me how to kill them. This is to prove a point.

    Thank you
    John
     
  2. NCL

    NCL LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 132

    Do not know if Conn. Has chinch but telstar will kill them. Did you see any?
     
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    NCL-

    Talstar perhaps?
     
  4. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    There are definately Chinch bugs in CT. For some reason, they like bentgrass especially. Talstar will knock them out.
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    NO! But the sod lifts up like it has grubs but i dont see then either??
    John
     
  6. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
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    John, did you do a soapy water flush in the soil of the effected turf area?
    If not, try this:
    Use 2-3 tablspns of lemon scented joy dishwashing detergent-nothing else will work as well, in a 2 gallon bucket of clean water (no mud or crap)
    pour this over the effected site and wait to see what comes up.
     
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Thank you!!!!! I will.

    John
     
  8. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 846

    Cut the bottom out of a large coffee can. SO you have a cylinder with the ends cut out. Then push one end of the coffee can into the ground a couple of inches. Then use the soap and water like SWD mentioned. The bugs will come up to the top if there.
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Thanks Bud!! Will Do. I thought there was something missing from the old days LOLOL

    John
     
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    The problem with the coffee can method, is getting the coffee can down into the soil! Lotsa luck!
     

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