Trap specially designed to capture the red palm weevil, either for monitoring or for mass capture.
The traps will be checked once a week, to collect and record the number of captured weevils, check that they remain well placed, and complete if necessary the water from the container and the bottom.
The monitoring will be done throughout the year, since adults can leave during all this time, but the most important periods are those between April and November.
- Cultural measures
The actions against the weevil are aimed at avoiding infestation; one way is not to prune and to be done, that is in cold months.
As part of integrated pest management, the use of pheromone traps is a great help when it comes to developing flight curves and reducing the number of adults. After confirming the presence of the pest by monitoring populations (1-3 traps / Ha), the appropriate chemical control measures mentioned above will be taken, and if mass trapping is chosen, 4 traps / Ha will be set 50 meters apart. .