Did you know the southern chinch bug is the most damaging insect pest of St.Augustine turf? They damage the turf by inserting there piercing sucking mouth parts and feeding on the sap. An adult female will deposit over 250 eggs during her life span. During the hot months the eggs can hatch in as little as 6 days!! And the chinch bug can move over 400 feet in an hour. That is very impressive for an insect that is smaller than your fingertip.