Chinch Bugs Cause Brown Patches in Your Orlando Lawn
Have you ever wondered why brown patches appear suddenly in your well-kept lawn? Chinch bugs are the most common reason why these brown patches appear in your Orlando lawn. These pests can cause unwanted stress and can ruin your lawn’s curb appeal that you are working so hard to maintain.
Chinch bugs are pesky black bugs that grow to be 3-5mm in length and live in the turf of grass. The most distinctive feature of chinch bugs is their straw-like structure, which allows them to suck the liquid out of plants like grass. This is the reason why the grass they inhabit turns a dry brownish-yellow.
Luckily, there is a simple test you can perform on your Orlando lawn to learn if chinch bugs are living there. First, take a soup can or coffee tin and cut off both ends. Then, place the can in the grass on the interface of the brown and green colored grass. Make sure the can is placed about an inch deep into the soil. Pour water into the can and wait 5-10 minutes. If chinch bugs are the living in the lawn, they will float to the top of the can.
Beautiful homes start with beautiful lawns, which require lots of hard work and year round lawn maintenance. Whatever lawn care problem you encounter, Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control in Orlando can help. Our goal is to help you maintain your beautiful lawn and beautiful home. Call 407-292-7378 today!
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