chinch bug spring lawn pest illustration
Illustration: Rose Lowry
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Pest Patrol: Spring

Unseen insects can damage turf throughout the growing season. Three invaders to look out for:

Chinch Bugs: Damage shows up in spring to midsummer as yellow spots in the lawn, signs they've sucked the water out of the grass.

Treatment: Dilute rosemary oil, a natural insecticide, with water and spread with a pump sprayer.
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