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It's Chinch Bug Season

If you live in Florida, chances are you've heard of chinch bugs--small insects that can cause serious problems in St. Augustinegrass lawns in the spring and summer months. New University of Florida research shows that using excess amounts of fertilizer on your lawngrass can trigger a chinch bug population explosion. UF/IFAS can help you to keep the chinch bug damage in check by providing you tips for identification, preventive maintenance, and removal techniques.Read more about chinch bugs and fertilizers. For identification and removal help with chinch bugs, read Southern Chinch Bug Management on St. Augustinegrass. For other lawn problems, check out Your Florida Lawn.

 


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