The heat of July is upon us which means that chinch bugs are active again!
Chinch bug adults are tiny insects that are oval-shaped and have shiny white wings that have distinctive, triangular black markings (pic). The nymphs are even smaller and will often look orange or orange-brown and will not have fully-developed wings. They are pests of warm-season grasses, especially St Augustinegrass, and are typically more of a problem in open, sunny areas. For more info and control recommendations, check out the Chinch Bug Turf Pest Info Sheet on Turffiles.