Our company has been carrying out the treatment of palm trees with the same products now for over 10 years,and we are so confident in our treatment that we are the only company in Spain that gives a guarantee to our clients. We have worked with all the relevant proffesionals in our field for 10 years to improve our formula to control the plague of rhynchophorus ferrugineus (red beetle), and after perfecting it, we are now expanding our company to the next level and introducing our product to new clients over seas. We posses all the qualification available in pest control from biocides,phytosanitary to gases and Wood treatment, all our technicians are qualified and have been given professional training, and hold the correct certificates to carry out all aspects of pest control.
Firstly one of our technicans would carry out a survey on the palm tree and assess the severity of the damage caused by the red beetle. After the initial survey any infected parts of the palm tree would be identified and dealt with in the way of surgery and cutting right back to the eye of the tree. Then the tratment we carry out consists of spraying the heart of the palm tree, with our adapted formula, this includes a foliar fertilizer which we use so the palm tree adapts better to the products and also for a better preservation, to give the palm an improved appearance and faster growth.
The technique we use to apply our product is carried out using our own designed pressure machine as shown in the photos below:
To be able to apply the liquid in the heart of the palm we use a telescopic carbon fibre pole as shown in the photo below which allows us ut fumagate palm tres up to 12 metres tall (if any palm tree is taller tan this height with have different methods to be able to fumagate the palm correctly),attached to this pole is a long reach spray gun (shown in photo) this allows us to apply the liquid in only in the centre of the palm with the maxium pressure. Connected from the pressure machine to the spary gun we have 150 metres of rubber tube that allows us to fumagate the maxuim palms inside this distance without moving the machinary.
All of our technicans are equipped with the IPE (Individual Protection Equipment) most advanced in the market.
The treatment has to be repeated between 30-60 days depending on the type of palm tree,conditions of humidity and temperature and the degree of damage that the palm may have.
Once we have iniciated the treatment the results will start to be visable after 3 months sometimes earlier, and after 1 year the palm tree will be healthy as if it was never infected.
TYPES OF PESTS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES
WHAT IS THE RED BEETLE? HOW DOES IT ACT ON THE PALM TREE?
The palm beetle (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) is one of two species of snout beetle known as the red palm weevil, Asian palm weevil or sago palm weevil. The adult beetles are relatively large, ranging between two and four centimeters long, and are usually a rusty red color.
This weevil usually infests palms younger than twenty years. While the adult causes some damage through feeding, it is the burrowing of the larva into the heart of the palm that can cause the greatest mortality of trees. At pupation, the larva will leave the tree and form a cocoon built of dry palm fibers in leaf litter at the base of the tree. The total life cycle takes about 7–10 weeks.
BEFORE AND AFTER THE TREATMENT OF PALM TREES
Below images of palm trees recovered by our company.
Cogollo with pest
Surgery and new bud
Stability of the plant