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General information on palm trees and their insect pests:

Common palm diseases in California, and distinguishing them from SAPW infestations:

Detailed summary of SAPW facts, life history, and potential damage:

Detailed directions to diagnose, monitor, and trap SAPW and treat or remove palms:


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Topics include: Introduction to new pest the South American Palm weevil, Common Palm Problems and look-a-likes, tree treatment and removal options, what to do if you find palm weevils on your property or county property, and palm tree identification and susceptibility. 

Detection, Trapping, and Monitoring Protocol

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