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What's the Damage? - Chinch Bugs

June 28, 2019

When this pest gets hungry, it uses its tube-like mouth to pierce into a plant’s tissue and sucks out the nutrients. It then secretes an anticoagulant that clogs the vascular tissues within the turf causing it to turn a purplish tint. Without the ability to absorb water, the leaves wither from drought and none of the nourishment gets to the roots, resulting in plant death.