chinch bug


: a small black-and-white bug (Blissus leucopterus) that is very destructive to cereal grasses

Examples of chinch bug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There also is the chance that chinch bugs caused the bare spots. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Mar. 2023 After the sod begins to root down in three to four weeds apply the chinch bug control. Tom MacCubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 3 Sep. 2022 Products still giving chinch bug control include Arena and Dylox lawn insecticides. Tom MacCubbin,, 11 Sep. 2021 Warm and dry conditions favor chinch bug population in lawn. Brittany Trang, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 June 2021 Delay the chinch bug control until after the sod is becoming established. Tom MacCubbin,, 13 Mar. 2021 The chinch bug symptoms are similar but occur in the hottest, driest part of the lawn. Calvin Finch,, 11 June 2020 That fungus is active only in cool spring weather, so treatment would only be needed in April or May. Some people make the mistake of applying that fungicide for other problems, including gray leaf spot, brown patch and even chinch bugs. Neil Sperry,, 9 Jan. 2020 That would point to the damage being done by chinch bugs. Neil Sperry,, 26 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chinch bug was in 1785

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“Chinch bug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

chinch bug

: a small black-and-white bug that is very destructive to cereal grasses

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