The City Council of Alhama de Murcia, through the Department of Environment reports that lately have been identified in several cases the municipality affected by palm red weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus).
It is a plague that affects the palms, mainly Canarian (Phoenix canariensis), date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) and Washingtonia (Washingtonia Phoenix), in that order of preference.
Given the virulence with which he is moving this pest in the region, it is necessary in the fight against it the support of the population.
In general, the main symptoms are manifested central leaves turn yellow and wilt.
If not detected and act in time, in a few weeks the palm eventually die.
Meanwhile, it becomes a dangerous source of transmission of the plague.
The responsibility for action both phytosanitary control, and the removal of affected individuals, rests with the heads of the palms.
It is recommended to citizens who are owners of those species that are controlled and make appropriate preventive treatments.
If you suspect that some palm of your property may be infected should be directed to the Department to notify you and, if necessary, receive appropriate instructions.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia