Think hard about which red palm weevil treatment is going to work best on your palm trees.

Remember when choosing a red palm weevil treatment that there is more than one application method. There is also a range of different products and environmental considerations. This means that a domestic garden is not the same as a park. Bear in mind the following:

  • Choose chemical or biological products that are environmentally sustainable to make a positive contribution.
  • Every application uses a different system, so follow the instructions on the product. It is the user’s responsibility to read the instructions before use.
  • The scope for use is very broad and each product is indicated for a different environment. Remember also that you need the necessary supporting permits for use in each situation.
  • When preparing to use a red palm weevil treatment, regardless of location, it is very important to notify others, particularly if using a chemical. Neighbours may be affected by an active substance that could be harmful to the health.

To make sure you are using the treatment properly, it’s best to seek the opinion of a professional horticulturist, who can advise you on what to do.

It is also worth thinking about starting a logbook to keep a record of what you are applying and how you are doing it. This will also help remind you when you next need to apply the treatment and stop you from forgetting or applying it too frequently, with undesired results.