If you’re in the Tampa area and you have St. Augustine grass in your front or backyard, you may want a reliable pest control company to inspect your lawn for destructive chinch bugs. Chinch bugs measure about 1/8 to 1/10 of an inch long as adults, but they have the appetites of much larger creatures. In fact, chinch bugs are the most difficult insect to control and the most damaging when it comes to St. Augustine grass, making them St. Augustine’s #1 enemy.
Chinch bugs usually appear in the Tampa area between March and November, although they’re a year-round problem in southern Florida. Females typically live for two months, and in that time period they lay about 300 eggs. In one year roughly 4 generations of chinch bugs with overlapping life stages can develop in Tampa Bay and central Florida lawns.
At Tri-S Pest Control Services, a Tampa pest control company, we understand how damaging chinch bugs can be to lawns in Tampa and other parts of west and central Florida. That is why we have developed various lawn pest control methods to find and remove chinch bugs, as well as prevent them from returning to your lawn whether you’re in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, FL, and beyond:
- Lawn Beautification Program: This program is designed to properly nourish your lawn at the right times of year, which prompts your grass to form a resistance against turf damaging insects, weeds and fungus. At Tri-S Pest Control, we hire nothing but the most experienced and professional lawn pest control Tampa technicians to take care of your grass. Our technicians are specially trained to apply the correct amount of fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides to assure your lawn will stay healthy and green throughout the year.
- Premium Lawn Program: This lawn pest control program applies to those who desire a golf course quality lawn. Like the lawn beautification program, our premium plan includes insecticide, fungicide and weed treatments. In addition to these treatments, we also use quality fertilizers at 75 percent slow release.
- Chinch bugs feed on plant fluids within leaf sheaths, which kills the grass and promotes weed growth. There are various ways to identify an infestation of chinch bugs, but these signs can easily be confused with other lawn issues. The best way to answer the question of whether or not you have chinch bugs is to rely on a professional Tampa pest control service, like Tri-S Pest Control, to inspect your grass.
Call us today at (813)936-5850 or 1-800-410-5850 for more information on eliminating chinch bugs from your property. We offer simply superior services, guaranteed!