If you’re wondering how to get rid of red palm weevil, here we describe the four best treatment methods. As you know, this beetle belonging to the Curculionidae family of true weevils is an invasive species. In fact, thousands of palm trees die each year due to the impact of its larvae.
To avoid the effect of red palm weevil on your palm trees, you can try out one or more of the following four treatments.
Endotherapy is, at present, the treatment with the greatest guarantee for palm trees infected by red palm weevils. Its advantages include the following:
This method of eradicating red palm weevil is carried out in four steps: Let us explain them to you:
The recommended frequency for the application of endotherapy for palm trees is twice a year, separated by approximately five months.
The foliar shower is another treatment method against red palm weevil. It consists of the application of a special liquid mix to the top of the trunk. In this way, the aim is for it to enter the burrows of the insect larvae. What makes it inconvenient is that it is used exclusively to treat attacks on the buds of palm trees.
The negative part of this technique is that there is insecticide dispersed in the environment caused by drift with the wind. It requires lifting equipment and has a higher cost
Red palm weevil traps have a good degree of effectiveness. They feature a recipient in which to catch the beetles, where bait is used to attract the insects and thus eliminate red palm weevil from the trees.
The shape is very important since the red palm weevil enters the trap walking and not flying, so the rough wall allows it to climb. For this technique to be effective, high quality pheromone and kairomane are required.
Entomopathogenic fungi are used to infect red palm weevils. They penetrate them to the point of killing them.
It works slowly and is more effective if used in large areas.
As you can see, at Sospalm we are able to eliminate red palm weevil from any palm tree with these treatments. We recommend endotherapy against red palm weevil, although the combined use of several of them is recommended.
If you need any additional advice, or purchase the necessary products to eliminate the Red Palm Weevil, contact us or visit our products against the Red Palm Weevil.