Orlando, FL, June 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Pro-Staff Pest Control, a trusted pest control company in Orlando, Florida, has noted a definitive increase in summer temperatures throughout the state. As this heat becomes commonplace during the next few months, Pro-Staff warns homeowners that chinch bugs are entering their active season.
The Central Florida region has received substantial amounts of rain recently, and chinch bugs prefer drier weather. However, Pro-Staff has discerned that it only takes a brief dry period to incite greater activity from the chinch bugs. Additionally, they tend to be more active in sunny areas than shady ones, so homeowners should not confuse browning patches for a lack of water, especially if their grass in shaded regions remains green and healthy.
While the best solution for any lawn insect infestation is professional treatment, Pro-Staff does have a few tips homeowners can take to recognize chinch bugs and deter them from settling in their lawns:
Insert a cylindrical vessel just below the surface of the turf and fill it with water, and then stir up the grass at the bottom. Chinch bugs will float to the water’s surface. If you see between 15 and 20 chinch bugs, you should seek a solution immediately.
Be sure to monitor the amount of nitrogen in your soil as introduced through fertilizers and other products. Chinch bugs thrive on nitrogen and are able to reproduce faster when levels are high.
Keep your lawn thoroughly and evenly watered throughout the summer season. Doing so could reduce the damage that appears from chinch bugs’ feeding patterns.
“Chinch bugs are among the main invaders that plague Floridians during the summer,” said Robert Welch, owner of Pro-Staff. “What many people don’t realize is that southern chinch bugs are resistant to many chemicals in over-the-counter solutions. Professional pesticide blends are the most effective in controlling chinch bugs.”
If you’ve spotted the signs of a chinch bug infestation, including patches of yellowed or brown grass in the sunlight, it’s important that you seek professional help before the damage spreads. Contact Pro-Staff Pest Control today at (407) 292-PEST, or visit www.prostaffpestcontrol.com to learn more.