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Chinch bugs are wreaking havoc on lawns in southeast Calgary

Homeowners think lawns are drought-stricken

August 27, 2021  By CTV News

Close-up of an adult chinch bug on a leaf. Photo courtesy of Dr. Jesse Benelli

Chinch bugs are leaving their mark this summer on many Calgary lawns. Nutri-Lawn general manager Mike House said the insects have been damaging turf, leaving many homeowners to believe their lawns are simply suffering from drought. The lawn care company says it’s been busy this summer, applying pest control products to the affected lawns, including a stretch of six houses in a row in one neighbourhood.


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