Floridians who prize beautiful lawns of St. Augustine grass have long loathed the tough and tenacious chinch bug. Because chinch bugs are so difficult to eradicate, you should seek professional help if you suspect that they have taken up residence in your lawn. Apex Pest Control can help determine the best Orlando pest control treatment to rid your lawn of these nuisance pests.
The Chinch Bug is a Small Menace That Causes Large Problems
Chinch bugs feed by swarming around the base of grass blades and sucking out all the sap. This causes the grass to turn brown and die. The marks of a chinch bug infestation include small to large areas of brown, dying grass. Gone unchecked, chinch bugs can quickly wipe out an entire yard. Once this happens, expensive re-sodding is the only option.
You can check for the presence of chinch bugs by closing off an area of your lawn with a wide, open-ended tube (a metal coffee can works best) pushed a few inches into the soil and then pouring water into the enclosed area. Continue pouring water for several minutes; if your lawn is suffering from chinch bugs, the bugs will eventually float up to the surface, allowing you to identify them. Chinch bugs are easily identified by their black bodies and white wings.
One of the worst aspects of the chinch bug is its hardiness and adaptability. They can, and do, develop resistance to common pesticides, often making their eradication a long process of trying out different mixtures of chemicals in an attempt to find one that produces permanent results.
For Permanent Chinch Bug Solutions, Call in the Orlando Pest Control Professionals
Orlando pest control professionals are the people best equipped to take on this challenging foe. Every one of the trained and experienced technicians at Apex Pest Control has a thorough knowledge of the mixtures and combinations of chemicals best suited to any given lawn and pest. With a free same-day inspection, you can get started immediately on the process of saving your lawn.
Because chinch bugs can be a serious, long-term problem, it’s best to hire a pest control team you can depend on to work with you until the job is completely finished. As an Apex customer, we guarantee that you will work with the same technician throughout the entire chinch bug eradication process. Once our technicians are assigned to a client, we will not switch them without your consent. This ensures that they are an expert on your lawn and pest situation. Our responsive technicians promise to do whatever it takes to help you eliminate your chinch bug population.
Don’t wait until you have nothing left but a yellowed, sickly patch of dying grass in the place of your lush lawn. Schedule service now, and attack your chinch bug problem at once.
A Service Plan to Fit Your Schedule
We provide a variety of service options to fit your busy schedule. During the initial inspection, your Orlando pest control technician will treat your lawn using a combination of granular and liquid applications to rid your lawn of chinch bugs.
Following your first visit, your personal Apex technician will focus their visits on outdoor perimeter pest prevention, to ensure that your home’s pest defenses are functioning as intended. Taking that much time off work is difficult and inconvenient, so we don’t require you to attend these prevention visits. Depending on the severity of your lawn’s chinch bug infestation you will have the option to schedule treatment plans monthly, every-other-month, or quarterly. We offer pest control, termite control and lawn care in the following service areas: Brevard, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami-Dade/Broward County, and Palm Beach County.