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Southern Chinch Bug

The following article and information is part of the LSU AgCenter’s  “Louisiana Home Lawn Series.” Description The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis Barber (Hemiptera: Blissidae), is a common insect pest in turfgrass throughout Louisiana. These insects favor thick thatch, full sun exposure and hot, dry weather. They are primarily a problem in St. Augustine grass but can injure

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