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Chinch bugs have become resistant to almost every pesticide used to control them. Of the many insecticides labeled for chinch bug elimination, there are two that stand out above the rest: Talstar (which contains Bifenthrin) and Acephate. Be sure to follow directions.
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Chinch bugs thrive in conditions of excess thatch, too little water, and too much or too little nitrogen. Therefore, the best treatment for chinch bugs includes the following: .
1.Remove Thatch Layer. Eliminating thatch will improve drainage and fertilizer penetration into the soil. It will also expose chinch bugs to their bird and insect predators.
2.Insecticidal Soap. It is commonly mixed with water and poured on the lawn where pest problems are suspected. Such a soaking irritates any pest insects near the soil surface, driving them upwards into the grass blades to escape the moisture and dry off.
At the soil surface, chinch bugs are vulnerable to attacks by predator birds or a landscaper's rake.
The major ingredients in commercial insecticidal soap are fatty-acid salts. Because these salts are nontoxic, they are safe for use on lawns.
3.Insecticides. Garden centers sell insect controls under different brand names. The most common ingredients include propoxar, isophenphos, diazinon, chloropyrifos, or NPD. Follow the label carefully.