Links to Report Suspected Infestation and More Information

Report infested palms at:

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:

UCCE Feature Story - SAPW: Experts Warn of Palm Killing Weevil
(includes videos and workshop recordings):

What is happening to my Canary Island Date Palm?
by DeLayne Harmon, UCCE San Diego County Master Gardener

Detection, Trapping and
Monitoring Protocols

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download this document.

Webinars and Trainings

View the Fall 2020 Invasive Tree and Forest Pest webinar on South American Palm weevil, presented by Dr. Mark Hoddle. 

Click the image to view the recorded webinar on YouTube.