Resistance to two classes of insecticides in southern chinch bugs
April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Light today announced the launch of Chinch Bug
Killer with Arena, a new product proven to kill pyrethroid-resistant Southern chinch bugs
and deliver the long-lasting control homeowners are looking for to save their lawns.
Researchers uniformly screen scores of corn germplasm lines by infesting seedlings with chinch bugs
Many homeowners may become unsure of what is affecting their turf grass because the common signs of chinch bugs
are also patches of dying grass throughout the lawn.
Damage from chinch bugs
most often occurs in open sunny areas of the lawn.
Resistance to 2 classes of insecticides in southern chinch bugs
The primary product feature of FMC's new TalstarOne multi-insecticide is its ability to provide fast knockdown and long-lasting control of even the toughest turf, ornamental and common household insect pests including chinch bugs
, mole crickets, leaf-feeding caterpillars, mites, mosquitoes and fire ants," said Don Claus, General Manager of FMC's Specialty Products Business.
Armyworms are an occasional problem, while chinch bugs
make their presence very obvious.
Homeowners have invested nearly $50 million every year to target chinch bugs
The egg parasite Eumicrosoma benefica Gahan is the only known parasite of southern chinch bugs
that normally feed on the above-ground portions of lawns demand hot, dry conditions to prosper, thus their numbers are reduced substantially this year.
It protects the crop against early season damage and stand loss caused by cutworms, wireworms, seed corn maggots, white grubs, chinch bugs
, flea beetles and numerous other pests.
Shift focus from chinch bugs
to fall grubs and worms and add some extra defenses for any fruit and vegetable gardens you have for best results.
Higher up in size and complexity are chinch bugs
, winter grain mites, clover mites, cutworms, sod webworms and grubs.
Other bugs that made homeowners "forlawn" included Fleas and Mole Crickets Billbugs, Chiggers, Chinch Bugs
and the European Crane Fly.