Southern Chinch Bug: Identification and Control

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Date of Publication
March 31, 2022
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Overview

Southern chinch bugs are common pests of St. Augustinegrass in the southern United States and often cause significant damage (Fig. 2) to turf during the summer months. While St. Augustinegrass is the only turfgrass to suffer severe damage from chinch bugs, they can also feed on centipedegrass, zoysiagrass, bahiagrass, and bermudagrass. However, feeding on these grass species usually occurs only when they are grown in close proximity to St. Augustinegrass and the damage is typically minor. (3 pages).

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