PALM WEEVIL CONTROL SERVICE
$125 FIRST SERVICE
HOW CORKY’S PALM WEEVIL TREATMENTS WORK
Corky’s Pest Control has developed an innovative treatment to prevent weevils from attacking expensive palm trees like the Canary Island Date Palm. Corky’s Palm Weevil Control Service is managed by Dr. Gary King, PhD in Plant Pathology. The unique specialty service combines several techniques to repel the weevil. The first punch is a systemic insecticide treatment into the ground. The second punch is topically applied to the tree. The treatments repel the weevils and other insects as well as protects the tree from disease. There is no cure for a palm tree already infected with the fungus Fusarium wilt. Trees are monitored, and pheromone traps are set up. If you want to save your trees, you’ll need four separate treatment applications approximately two months apart from March through October.
INSPECTION: We inspect the trees and landscape for evidence of the South American Palm Weevil.
TREATMENT PART ONE: Each palm tree is treated with an insecticide and fungicide that is injected directly into the palm tree roots. The application flows up the tree trunk into the head and fronds of the tree.
TREATMENT PART TWO: The head and fronds of the tree are sprayed topically with an insect repellent. Pheromone traps are set up for monitoring.
TREES INFESTED WITH THE SOUTH AMERICAN PALM WEEVIL WILL TYPICALLY DIE AND MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY AND SAFELY.
South American palm weevil infested trees must be removed properly to prevent the spread of the weevil.
This weevil destroys the palm by feeding on the growing tissue in the palm crown, killing it. Symptoms of infestation include yellowing foliage and death of new and emerging fronds. Once dead, or dying these trees must be removed, then destroyed, to prevent this weevil from migrating to healthy trees. This process can be quite costly.