Homeowners team up to take on the Palm Weevil Beetle at Blue Haven Bay
Unfortunately, these palm trees are one of the favourite foods of the Palm Weevil Beetle that literally eat the trees to death from the inside to out.
The Palm Weevils scientific name is the Rhynchophorus ferrugineus and are widely considered to be the most damaging insect pest of palms in the world.
They had a custom app made called ‘Palm Rescue’ that allows them to track and manage every palm tree. All palm trees have an ID chip on them that connects with the App and updates when each health check is carried out. Each palm also has blue plastic tube insert near the base to add medicine to deter the beetles.
Furthermore, the villagers have placed 65 traps across Blue Haven Bay which have pheromones to attract the beetles. These have been in place for 5 years now and they need checking every 2 weeks, all of which is recorded on their app.