Cinch Bugs

I live in Florida, have St. Augustine grass and now have my first cinch bug infestation. There are about half a dozen brown spots on the lawn at this time. My question is what is the simplest way to get rid of these pests. Thanks in advance...Ross
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Ross Mac wrote:

I get a bag of pesticides from Lowe's. It usually kills other pests as well. You use a fertilizer spreader to apply it. Another great bonus is that it keeps the ants out of your yard.
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"Ross Mac"> wrote

Scott's has a granular bagged product specifically for this problem and it is usually carried at Lowes, though the name eludes me at the moment. Google Scott's website for verification of the name.
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Ross Mac wrote:

Unless you want to infest your lawn with pesticides every year you could add clover to your lawn. Clover repells cinch bug and produces nitrogen which benifits your regular grass - a natural way to control unwanted bugs.
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snipped-for-privacy@example.invalid says... :) I live in Florida, have St. Augustine grass and now have my first cinch bug :) infestation. There are about half a dozen brown spots on the lawn at this :) time. My question is what is the simplest way to get rid of these pests. :) Thanks in advance...Ross :) For quicker results any liquid insecticide on the areas and away from the areas a bit, re apply 7-10 days later maybe three applications to be sure...granules can work but or slower and may end up below where the bug feeds. Make sure it is the bug and not just brown patch, which effects St Augustine, before treating.
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Ross Mac wrote:

lack of water.
Everything you ever want to know about Florida bugs or grass: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu /
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yesterday...hopefully it will solve the problem...Ross
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