Attract & Kill Control for the South American Palm Weevil

HOOK SPW attracts the pest using a sex-specific pheromone (males). A minimal dosage of a toxicant is used as a killing agent to reduce the population density of SPW.

Pests Targeted

Scientific Name
Rhynchophorus palmarum

Common Name
South American Palm Weevil

Pest Description

Female weevils bore into the palm with its rostrum and lays eggs into the palm. Pests in the larval stage then decimates the palm and can cause damage up to one meter long, eventually killing the palm. The South American palm weevil (SPW) is also a primary vector of disease for a nematode that causes red ring disease, a fatal wilt disease of palms.

Primary Crops Affected

Coconut palm, African oil palm, assai (acai) palm, sago palm, Canary Island date palm, date palm, sugar cane.

HOOK SPW Benefits

Eliminates Resistance
Safer for the Environment
Safer for Humans & Pets
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