Florida-friendly Landscapes Interactive Tutorial header imagePhoto Chinch bug and 'the big-eyed bug'.Close window image
The ABCs of IPM
  • Learn to identify beneficial insects and let them do the work for you.
  • If a pesticide becomes necessary, use the least toxic, including insecticidal soaps, horticultural oils and microbials (e.g., spinosad, abamectin, Bacillus thuringiensis 'Kurstaki')
Photo Chinch bug and 'the big-eyed bug'.
Chinch bugs, left, feed on St. Augustinegrass, causing injured turf to yellow and die. Often mistaken for a chinch bug, the big-eyed bug, right, is a beneficial insect that attacks chinch bugs.

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