You’ve heard it time and again: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Well, in the case of cinch bugs, that old saying couldn’t be more true:  Left alone, these ornery varmints can decimate your lawn, transforming it from verdant turf into a patchy mess in practically no time at all.

But did you know that a minimal investment in preventive pesticide treatment at the right time of year can stop cinch bugs in their tracks?

If the homeowner at this sorry site had simply spent $40 at the beginning of the summer, and another $40 mid-summer, he could have saved himself the $8,000 price tag of replacing an entire front lawn. It doesn’t take a genius to do the math. If you want to keep your grass thriving when the cinch bugs come to town, you’ll have to spend a little green, but in the end, the green you’ll save will be worth a whole lot more.