Wet winters result in greater weed populations that will lead to larger populations of False Chinch Bugs.
These bugs feed on seedlings. Individual bugs do little damage to turf, but large migrations can injure or kill plants in a few hours.
Prevent future problems by eliminating cruciferous weed hosts in January and February. London rocket is a native European weed. It is abundant throughout the irrigated lands of Arizona between 100 to 4,500 feet elevations. It flowers December to May, or all summer and fall in moist soil of cultivated fields. It is a prolific seeder.
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A Mass of Adults
False Chinch Bugs in the Low Desert