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The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

Fol­low­ing are some facts on chinch bugs from Health Canada’s web­site:

- They feed by suck­ing the sap from the crown of stems of turf grasses

- They pre­fer bent grasses, but will at­tack many other lawn grasses like blue­grass and va­ri­eties of red fes­cue

- Lawn dam­age shows up as ir­reg­u­lar yel­low patches which be­gin in June and spread over the sum­mer

- They give off an of­fen­sive odour. If a lawn has a no­tice­able odour when walked on, it could mean a large in­fes­ta­tion

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