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Red weevil treatment

Red weevil treatment

Red weevil treatment in Alicante, Murcia, Valencia and Castellón.

In Raíz Verde we are constantly updated to be up to date with the latest developments in the industry and protect your palm trees against any type of pest. We are specialists in the treatment for the elimination of red palm weevil and processionary.

He Red weevil it mainly affects Palmeras Datileras and Palmeras Canarias. In their larval state they feed on the inside of the trunk of the palm tree, causing structural damage and if not treated in time, could cause the death of the specimen.

It is recommended to carry out a fumigation in date palms and canary every 2 or 3 months with the appropriate products to avoid this pest.

Type of palm trees most attacked by Red weevil

Red weevil treatment
Palmera canaria (Phoenix canariensis) This is the species most affected by this pest. In fact, palm trees of this type that are not fumigated with phytosanitary products, sooner or later will be affected by the red palm weevil, that is why the red weevil treatment is impoarte.
Date Palms (Phoenix dactilifera) It is the second species most affected by the pest, and although it is a lower probability than in the Canary Palms, the risk is still very high. For this species, we recommend a treatment using organic products and fumigation with phytosanitary products.
Palm (Washingtonia robusta or filifera) This is the species that the red palm weevil attacks the least. So much so, that it is very strange to find this pest in the Palmitos, although it is possible that it affects it. We recommend taking action when symptoms of the red palm weevil are seen in this species. If you think your palm trees may be infected and you need a red palm weevil treatment or for some other pest, call us as soon as possible. Every day counts in the fight against pests.

To the question Which are the palm trees that the red palm weevil attacks? There are several answers and there are several palm trees that are victims of this plague. The most affected are: The Canary Island palm (Phoenix Canariensis), the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) and the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis).

If you have any of these types of palm trees and think they may be infected and need a red palm weevil treatment, call us as soon as possible. Every day counts.

Phases of red weevil infection

Weevil treatment initial phase

Early stage weevil infection

In this phase, with the naked eye we can observe a small deviation of the main eye of the palm tree, that is, in the nascent leaves. We will also find marks of bites on some of its leaves of triangular or circular shape. It is important to note that before performing a height pruning we have to be sure that the palm tree is infected.

At this time of infection we can visualize a greater deviation of the main eye of the palm tree. There is also a decay in some palms, caused by the loss of their natural rigidity, because the weevil larvae are beginning to feed on the clamps of the palm to the trunk.

Critical stage weevil infection

At this circumstance, the palm tree is in a critical state. This means that, in the event that the specimen is saved, it will be marked for life.

The main sign of infection that we can find at this stage is a pronounced inclination of the main eye of the palm tree. Therefore, if a correction is not applied in time, it could quickly evolve into a Phase 4. This means that the chances of recovery would be quite low, even causing the death of the specimen. At this stage, it is necessary to act quickly if the palm tree is to be saved.

This is the last phase in which the palm tree is considered to have some chance of recovery. This probability depends solely on the situation of the larvae of the red palm weevil, whether they have touched the bud of the specimen or not.

In the event that they have not touched the yolk or it is partially taken, the palm tree will have to be carefully evaluated to plan the best possible action. Visually, we will observe the main eye of the palm tree completely fallen, looking practically towards the ground. Also, the vast majority of the leaves that accompany it will show signs of decay.

Weevil emergency phase treatment
End-stage weevil treatment

End-stage red weevil infection

It is considered that the palm tree has reached this last phase when a professional verifies that the larvae have finished with the yolk of the specimen, making its recovery unfeasible.

The visual appearance of the palm tree in this case is very similar to that of Phase 4. But if this situation has developed for a long time, we will find the main eye of the palm tree totally detached and the palms decayed or dried.

At this point, the only possible solution is talar la palmera, not because the red palm weevil treatment was not effective but because it was not started in time.

If you think any of your palm trees may be infected and you need a red palm weevil treatment, call us as soon as possible. The sooner we evaluate and take action, the more likely it is to recover.

Palm Palm Fumigation Methods for the Treatment of Red Palm Weevil

Spray gun

By spraying with a gun we achieve a highly effective result in the red palm weevil treatment, since the angle of application is very wide. In this way, a large part of the palm tree can be fumigated with quick application. This product is left in the palm trees so that it is well impregnated and prevent the development of the pest.

Red gun weevil treatment
Red pole weevil treatment

Pole use

This method in the red palm weevil treatment is used for the tallest specimens, which cannot be completely fumigated with the gun because of their short range. The pole allows to correctly fumigate the entire specimen, since it positions the application tube of the product in a higher position. With a pole we can fumigate all the Walloon and the central leaves of the palm tree effectively.

Injections or endotherapy

To carry out this technique within the red palm weevil treatment, we perform product injections that pierce the trunk of the specimen and protect it from the inside. If this technique will be performed on specimens of Phoenix Canariensis, from Green Root we recommend that the product be complemented with some spraying.

Red weevil injection treatment

At Root Green, our priority is to save any specimen, even if the damage is great. In case there is nothing to do, we make available our logging services and collection of remains.

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Red weevil treatment

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