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What are some organic ways to kill chinch bugs?

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Some organic ways to kill chinch bugs include mowing the lawn regularly, aerating compacted soil and watering the lawns regularly. There are also organic pesticides, such as insecticidal soap and botanical pesticides.

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Another natural way to get rid of chinch bugs is by using other insects that are not harmful to the yard. For example, ladybugs and lacewings are harmless to the yard and feast on chinch bugs. They are able to eat a large amount of them to get rid of them without using any type of chemicals.

After watering the lawn during the hot months, use a slow-release organic fertilizer. In the fall, fertilize and aerate the soil once more. This helps to get rid of current chinch bugs by drowning them and to reduce further infestations.

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