chinch bug


Definition of 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 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 Imidacloprid is one of the better controls for chinch bugs, usually applied in midsummer when their damage first becomes evident. Neil Sperry,, 10 Oct. 2019 Like areas browned by frost, chinch bugs or other problems that need a temporary cure until spring. Tom Maccubbin,, 26 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of chinch bug

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chinch bug was in 1785

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“Chinch bug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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