chinch bug

noun

Definition of chinch bug 

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

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Where gray leaf spot will show up in both sun and shade, chinch bugs will always be in the hottest, sunniest parts of your yard. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Here’s your gardening to-do list for the second part of the summer," 11 July 2018 These types of nematodes are effective against a variety of pest species including weevils, clearwing borers, cutworms, sod webworms, chinch bugs, and white grubs. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "What Are Nematodes? Are They Friendly Worms? Or Deadly Parasites?," 1 Mar. 2017 This time select a product the chinch bugs have not become resistant to, which includes either Arena or Dylox. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Heirloom tomatoes big on taste, not on fruit," 6 Jan. 2018 If areas of your lawn died during that time, chinch bugs are a possible cause. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Lawn Care 101: How to spot and treat common turf issues before spring arrives," 24 Feb. 2018 People are forever getting it confused with chinch bugs that hit in the summer only. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "These seven gardening issues have readers stumped," 20 Oct. 2017

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1785, in the meaning defined above

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