Examples of chinch bug damage in HRM in 2003

Photographs below were taken on Aug. 29 in a neighborhood where more than 50% of properties had significant chinch bug damage.

The level of damage illustrated in the photos was common in newer developments where closely mowed turfs lay over thin, sandy, low organic matter soils in highly exposed situations.

Also shown are some photos of healthy lawns that were located in the midst of the damaged lawns.

and some neighboring turfs with little or no chinch bug damage:

Photographs by David Patriquin