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Chinch Bugs Insecticide

Blissus leucopterus Insecticide

Description of Chinch Bugs (Blissus leucopterus):
Chinch bug damage can easily be confused with drought damage. A good way to check whether it is drought damage or chinch bug damage is to simply water the lawn. If it greens up, then it was damage because of the drought.

A good way to check for chinch bugs is to remove both ends of a tin can. Hold one opening the tin can on the lawn and create a seal with the soil. After doing this, you can fill the can with water. If you have chinch bugs, they will float to the top of the water.
According to the manufacturer approved labels: The following 14 insecticides, applied at the listed application rates, will control Chinch Bugs.
Preventative
Curative
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Blanket Treatment
per
Label Rate:
0.404 ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 829 square feet
at a cost of
$12.03 per 1,000 sqft
Preventative
Curative
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Broadcast Treatment
Application Interval:
Spring / Late Spring / Early Summer
Label Rate:
2.87 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 10000 square feet
at a cost of
$4.04 per 1,000 sqft
Preventative
Curative
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Blanket Treatment
Label Rate:
0.5 - 1 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 96000 - 192000 square feet
at a cost of
$0.22 - $0.44 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Mostly found in the thatch layer, chinch bugs infest the base of grass plants. In order to optimize the penetration of the insecticide to location of the chinch bugs, irrigation of the grass prior to treatment may be necessary. If grass is being kept at a long mowing height or if the thatch layer is excessive, use higher volume treatments. It may be necessary to use higher application rates (up to 1 fluid oz. per 1000 square feet) to control populations made up of both adults and nymphs in mid-summer.
Preventative
Curative
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Blanket Treatment
Label Rate:
0.27 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 4000 square feet
at a cost of
$4.22 per 1,000 sqft
Preventative
Curative
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Blanket Treatment
Label Rate:
0.6 - 0.9 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 17778 - 26667 square feet
at a cost of
$1.31 - $1.97 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Apply when pests become evident. Apply as a broadcast spray in a minimum of 2 gallons of water per 1,000 square feet. Delay irrigation or mowing for 24 hours after application for optimum control of surface-feeders such as cutworms and webworms.
Preventative
Curative
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Blanket Treatment
Label Rate:
0.33 - 0.65 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 24615 - 48485 square feet
at a cost of
$0.63 - $1.24 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
For residential lawns, apply Demon Max at the rate of 0.33-0.65 fl oz per 1,000 sq ft in a volume of water sufficient for uniform coverage such as 3-20 gal. Use the lower rate to knock down pests and the higher rate where faster knockdown or greater residual is desired. The maximum application rate on lawns and other turfgrass is 0.44 lb ai/A (0.0101 lb ai/1,000 sq ft). Lawn should not be longer than 3 inches at the time of application. Base need for retreatment upon monitoring for pest presence. Application in combination with compatible surfactants may enhance penetration. Arid climates generally require the higher volume.
For example refer to Lawn Application Dilution Table in the Label.
Preventative
Curative
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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$2.93 - $5.86 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Commonly found in the thatch layer, Chinch bugs attack the base of grass plants. Directly following treatment, water the treated area with up to 0.25 inches of water to activate (release from the granule) the insecticide. Chinch bugs can be hard pests to control in grasses and to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the summer, higher applications rates may be necessary.
Preventative
Curative
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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.8 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 16667 square feet
at a cost of
$3.30 per 1,000 sqft
Preventative
Curative
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Blanket Treatment
Label Rate:
0.4 - 0.8 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 40000 - 80000 square feet
at a cost of
$0.45 - $0.90 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Use the higher rate for fast knockdown and increased residual control. Dense or excessive (greater than 3 inches) lawn height and arid conditions may require higher volume application rates. Repeat application if necessary. Application in combination with compatible surfactants or wetting agents may enhance penetration.
Preventative
Curative
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Blanket Treatment
Label Rate:
0.5 - 1 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 16000 - 32000 square feet
at a cost of
$0.94 - $1.87 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Chinch Bugs infest the base of grass plants and are often found in the thatch layer. Irrigation of the grass area before treatment will optimize the penetration of the insecticide to the area where the chinch bugs are located. Use higher volume applications if the thatch layer is excessive or if a relatively long mowing height is being maintained. Chinch Bugs can be one of the most difficult pests to control in grasses and the higher application rates (Up to 1 fluid oz. per 1000 square feet) may be required to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the middle of the summer.
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1,204
$
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Preventative
Curative
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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.43 - $6.85 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Chinch bugs infest the base of grass plants and are often found in the thatch layer. Irrigate the treated area with up to 0.25 inches of water immediately after application to activate (release from the granule) the insecticide. Chinch bugs can be one of the most difficult pests to control in grasses and the higher applications rates may be required to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the summer.
Preventative
Curative
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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.89 - $7.77 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Chinch bugs infest the base of grass plants and are often found in the thatch layer. Irrigate the treated area with up to 0.25 inches of water immediately after application to activate (release from the granule) the insecticide. Chinch bugs can be one of the most difficult pests to control in grasses and the higher applications rates may be required to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the summer.

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