Recently, the Red Palm Weevil has led to damage of a large number of trees across Netanya. The Weevil is a beetle, considered to be one of the most harmful pests to palm trees, particularly the of the Canary variety.
The Weevil’s larvas eat their way through the trunk and cause a great deal of damage – usually leading to the tree’s death, the collapse of tree-tops or the trees in their entirety and the destruction of fields, parks and avenues.
Treatment and Prevention Methods:
The Netanya Municipality conducts regular prevention treatments and fumigation in public areas; however, the bulk of the damage occurs in private properties. Therefore, we urge the public to follow the Department of Agriculture’s guidelines (detailed on the municipal website) and immediately take care of the pests on your property!
The only way to stop this phenomenon is through joint efforts and mutual cooperation,
stop this horrible nuisance and maintain our health!