Chinch bugs are one of the most difficult-to-control and damaging insects in St. Augustinegrass. They are tiny, hard-to-see insects that cause damage often confused with drought stress. They suck the juices from grass blades and inject toxins back into the blades, causing them to wilt and turn yellow and brown. If you examine the grass near the soil surface [usually in dry areas of your lawn], you can often see these red or black insects. Proper monitoring,mowing and irrigation are essential in keeping chinch bugs out of your St. Augustine lawn.
Our Massey GreenUP services can provide continuous protection from chinch bugs throughout the Spring and Summer seasons. Just contact Massey Services for your free, detailed landscape inspection to get started.