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Palm Weevil on the Costa del Sol


All you need to know about the Red Palm Weevil

The Red Palm Weevil, also known as Asian Palm Weevil or Sago Palm Weevil is one of the most serious pests in southern Spain, and an infestation can prove detrimental to your palm trees. If left untreated, they will easily spread across your land and infect all palms in close proximity. 

Do I have a Red Palm Weevil Infestation? 

Unfortunately, the early symptoms of Red Palm Weevil are difficult to spot, especially if you’re unsure what you’re looking for. Signs include clusters of larvae and excrement at the base of leaves and new leaves that look sparse, bitten or are yellowing. With more developed infestations, you may spot tunnels roughly the diameter of your finger throughout the trunk, and you might even smell a foul odour coming from the tree. 

I think I Have a Red Palm Weevil Infestation. What Should I Do? 

Worried you might have a Palm Weevil infestation on the Costa del Sol? We recommend that you seek professional advice immediately — these pests spread rapidly so it’s vital to tackle the situation to minimise damages. 

Our Costa del Sol Palm Weevil fumigation service is second to none: using the latest technology and powerful chemicals, we are experts in eradicating these pests. We are able to spot, destroy and prevent palm weevil larvae in their early stages before pupation to nip the issue in the bud. 

If you're unsure whether your palm trees are susceptible to a Palm Weevil infestation, it’s definitely better to be safe than sorry. Red Squirrel Tree Surgery Costa del Sol can provide you with expert advice, and if we find that your trees are vulnerable, we also offer a full palm tree protection service in southern Spain. 

Protect Palm Trees Against Palm Weevil on the Costa del SoL

Our palm tree protection service includes a full crown clean, removing all dead fronds, flowers and stump cuts. After the palm tree has been cleaned by our arborists, a chemical application will be used and applied to the centre of the crown to eradicate any existing larvae and eggs. This application will prevent future infestations for a period of 3 months. 

If you think you may have a Red Palm Weevil infestation in southern Spain, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for advice and a free, no-obligation quote.