Chinch Bug Control?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LawnMowerKing10, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. LawnMowerKing10

    LawnMowerKing10 LawnSite Senior Member
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    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!
  2. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,029

    aloft or arena, each are sold in a soluble form for spraying and granular for spreading
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,665

    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.

    Plenty of water will usually allow the grass to recover
  4. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,074

    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..

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