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Residential chinch bug control services in Calgary.
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Calgary’s Premium Chinch Bug Service

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Controlling chinch bugs and ensuring they don’t become out of control is critical to ensure your lawn stays healthy all season. Chinch bugs can wreak havoc on your lawn if left untreated, it’s important to detect the problem early so that the damage doesn’t get out of control. Our chinch bug services are a liquid treatment that covers your entire lawn.


We have been providing chinch bug services for many years, we ensure that we use the best products that are safe for your family, pets, and our employees. We recommend doing two treatments of chinch bugs per season, the first being in June and then second being between August and September.


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At Yard Dawgs, we are always committed to providing top-notch high-quality services. Each of our technicians are fully licensed and certified to treat your lawn for chinch bugs. The application consists of a full blanket spray throughout the lawn with extra attention to areas that look like they’ve been affected.

The damage looks very similar to dry or bare spots, so at times it can be hard to tell the difference. Chinch bug damage often spreads very randomly throughout the lawn, whereas dry spots are spread more evenly and uniformly throughout. After an application, there should be a 75% reduction in chinch bugs on your lawn. With that type of reduction, it’s tough for these insects to do excess damage after that. However, it is important to monitor it every season to ensure that they don’t return.


The key to keeping these pests away from your lawn is a healthy regime of regular fertilization and weed control applications. The healthier your lawn is, the less likely it is that you'll have to deal with chinch bugs.


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Are chinch bugs harmful?

Yes, chinch bugs are harmful. These insects suck the sugary sap right out of the grass blades in your lawn. After removing the moisture from the plant, they inject a toxin from their saliva into the blade. Your grass cannot recover from chinch feeding. They enjoy red fescue and Kentucky bluegrass which make up over 80% of the lawns in Canada. 

How do I know if I have chinch bug damage?

It's very tough to differentiate between chinch bug and drought damage. They can both look very similar, however, usually Chinch bug damage is less uniform and the damage is in specific areas that aren't connected. Whereas for drought damage, the damage is consistent and uniform throughout. The Canada government did a great article on how you can detect them, checkout their article here.

My lawn is already damaged, will your services help?

In short yes, but there are a couple conditions. After the first application, the lawn won't magically grow back and fill in where the damage occurred. However, it will reduce the chinch bug population up to 75% reducing further damage and breeding. We'd recommend getting a fall aeration and fertilizer package to help bring your lawn back. By next spring, the lawn should be somewhat recovered and with good seeding, fertilizer, watering and mowing the lawn should be in much better shape. It's a continual process to get your lawn back after the damage has been done but getting it sprayed for chinch bugs is a great first step.

How do you get rid of chinch bugs?

Hire A Professional To Deal With The ProblemA certified professional has the proper product and safety equipment. Insecticides contain very strong chemicals so it's best you leave it to professionals.Avoid going DIY because off the shelf products aren't specifically designed for chinch bugs, are diluted and less effective than commercial products.

Will grass grow back after chinch bug infestation?

Your grass will NOT grow back after it undergoes chinch bug damage. These pests will inject a toxin which entirely kills the blade of grass and it will not recover. 

How do I repair my lawn after chinch bugs?

Once your grass has died, you'll need to put down topsoil and seed, making sure you water consistently. You'll see new grass growth in a matter of weeks.However, if the damage has gotten to far out of control you'll need to re sod. Re sodding can cost you up to $6000. You want to treat the damage before it gets to that point. 

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Are chinch bugs harmful?

Yes, chinch bugs are harmful. These insects suck the sugary sap right out of the grass blades in your lawn. After removing the moisture from the plant, they inject a toxin from their saliva into the blade. Your grass cannot recover from chinch feeding. They enjoy red fescue and Kentucky bluegrass which make up over 80% of the lawns in Canada. 

How do I know if I have chinch bug damage?

It's very tough to differentiate between chinch bug and drought damage. They can both look very similar, however, usually Chinch bug damage is less uniform and the damage is in specific areas that aren't connected. Whereas for drought damage, the damage is consistent and uniform throughout. The Canada government did a great article on how you can detect them, checkout their article here.

My lawn is already damaged, will your services help?

In short yes, but there are a couple conditions. After the first application, the lawn won't magically grow back and fill in where the damage occurred. However, it will reduce the chinch bug population up to 75% reducing further damage and breeding. We'd recommend getting a fall aeration and fertilizer package to help bring your lawn back. By next spring, the lawn should be somewhat recovered and with good seeding, fertilizer, watering and mowing the lawn should be in much better shape. It's a continual process to get your lawn back after the damage has been done but getting it sprayed for chinch bugs is a great first step.

How do you get rid of chinch bugs?

Hire A Professional To Deal With The ProblemA certified professional has the proper product and safety equipment. Insecticides contain very strong chemicals so it's best you leave it to professionals.Avoid going DIY because off the shelf products aren't specifically designed for chinch bugs, are diluted and less effective than commercial products.

Will grass grow back after chinch bug infestation?

Your grass will NOT grow back after it undergoes chinch bug damage. These pests will inject a toxin which entirely kills the blade of grass and it will not recover. 

How do I repair my lawn after chinch bugs?

Once your grass has died, you'll need to put down topsoil and seed, making sure you water consistently. You'll see new grass growth in a matter of weeks.However, if the damage has gotten to far out of control you'll need to re sod. Re sodding can cost you up to $6000. You want to treat the damage before it gets to that point. 

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Chinch bugs are black bugs with a white spot on their back between their wing pads. Adult chinch bugs resemble like ants and mosquitoes are around 1/5 inch tall. Chinch bugs feed by sucking the sap from the crown and stems of turf grasses. They prefer bent grasses but will attack many other lawn grasses like bluegrass and varieties of red fescue.

 

The damage caused by chinch bugs happens when the temperatures exceed 30° Celcius. Most of the damage happens in open, sunny areas, this can be easily mistaken for drought damage.

Lawn damage shows up as irregular yellow patches, which begin in June and spread over the summer. The grass may turn brown and die if feeding continues unchecked, and a severe infestation of chinch bugs can destroy an entire lawn. To check to see if your lawn may have chinch bugs, we suggest reading this article here to verify and test for chinch bugs.