Chinch bugs are the most commonly found pest in Florida to destroy lawns and are
present all year long. Chinch bugs are attracted to areas that are drought stressed.
The best solution to prevent any chinch bug problems are to make sure the lawn is receiving
1 inch of water weekly. Chinch bugs can cause thousands of dollars of damage within weeks
of their initial appearance so it is very important that they are treated immediately upon
Chinch bugs(yes they are that small!)
Destruction caused by chinch bugs
Fungus occurs when conditions are right. There are many types of fungi that occur in Florida
lawns and landscapes. A fungus needs three things to be present; a host plant, bacteria and
the right environmental conditions. The perfect environment for a fungus is damp with extreme
temperatures. Unfortunately, Florida has the perfect environment. Fortunately, the types of
fungus that are the most common do not cause irreparable damage. They tend to make the lawn or
leaves of the host plant look brown in areas but the grass or plant will make a full recovery
if treated properly.