Ministry is Reporting Outbreak of False Chinch Bugs in Southern Israel; Insects are Not Dangerous and Extermination is Unnecessary
The Ministry of Environmental Protection is easing concerns about an insect infestation in southern Israel. The insects, called Nysius raphanus - or false chinch bugs, are commonly found within grassy or weedy areas. The MoEP notes that do not transmit diseases to humans, and stresses that there is no need to use pesticides to eliminate them. They are expected to disappear as temperatures continue to rise.
Ministry of Health Entomological Lab