Sri Lankan Weevil Pest Control on Roebelenii Pygmy Date Palm
The Sri Lankan weevil (Myllocerus undecimpustulatus undatus Marshall) attacks many plant host species but getting Sri Lankan Weevil Pest Control on Roebelenii Pygmy Date Palm is not as difficult as most would think.
The Sri Lankan weevil spread from Sri Lanka into India and from Pakistan to the United States where the Sri Lankan weevil was first identified on Citrus here in Pompano Beach Florida and is now in many counties in South Florida including Miami Dade.
The Sri Lankan Weevil causes damage by chewing on the host plant and destroying it as you may have experienced already. Adults prefer new tender leaves as they are easier to eat. A constant feasting by the weevils may cause the plant to experience stunted growth, defoliation and death to the plant.
Controlling the Sri Lanka on pygmy date palm’s with traditional pyrethroid insecticide sprays can be a very difficult task as they can fly away and all your sprays residuals in urban landscapes are not very long due to photodegradation and the way Sri Lanka weevils eggs, larvae, and pupae live in the soil
A natural and organic way to control the Sri lankan Weevil is by placing a umbrella under the plant and shaking it so the weevils fall off the plant and then placing them in a container with soapy water. But if you have hundreds of shrubs or palms this is impractical.
Pheonix Reobelini Pigmy Date Palm also get scale insects like Florida wax scale and Red Date scale there is no spray control service that will control read date scale on Phoenix Roebelenii that is legal in urban commercial or residential landscapes Systemic root drench treatments are the only way.
The best treatment to prevent all of these chewing, sucking piercing insects in phoenix really need Palms is to perform a systemic root drenched treatment annually with the active ingredient imidacloprid using a product like Dominion 2L.