2010, the Orchard Villa HOA Board approved a
water conservation plan with a goal of achieving
a 20 percent reduction in landscape water usage.
We hope to enlist our homeowners' help in
conserving the use of water. Guides that we are
using to help us reach this conservation goal are
Residential Lawn Watering
Guide for Moab, UT & Vicinity
Basic Turfgrass Care
Recommended Water Wise
Plants for Utah Landscapes
false chinch bug is a tiny "true bug"
most frequently found west of the Mississippi
River and in areas with dry to arid climates.
False chinch bugs feed by piercing plant tissues
and sucking the juices.
chinch bugs are dark grayish-brown or black with
transparent wings. It is likely as summer comes
on that they will attempt to migrate from the
hospital service district field into some Orchard
Villa yards & homes.
However, killing false cinch
bugs is easy. The bugs readily drown and can be
killed with a hard stream of water. Their
inability to survive in water may be the reason
the bugs prefer dry areas and are seldom seen
where heavy rain is frequent.
Links to more information on
dealing with false chinch bugs are listed below:
What is a
false chinch bug.pdf