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Abstract

Red palm weevil-RPW (Rhynchophorus ferrugienus Olive, Coleoptera, Curculionidae) was first observed in India in 1917 as a serious pest on date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.). It was introduced in Arabian Gulf countries in the mid-1980s and now considered to be one of the most destructive insects on date palm. The larvae are responsible for damaging and they cause the death of palm tree. There is no data available about the loss caused by this insect. This study showed the strategies used to control invasive species of RPW. These strategies include the following methods: (1) Declare the infested area as a quarantine or isolated area prohibiting the movement of plants, persons, animals or others. (2) Eradicate invasive species as soon as it is discovered quickly and population levels remain low. (3) Mechanical control involves using machinery or fire to remove the insect. (4) Keeping potentially damaging out in the first place where it was observed. (5) Biological control involves introducing a predator or parasite in an attempt to lower the population dynamic. (6) Chemical control involves using chemical pesticides to kill all the stages. (7) The newest technology for managing invaders species of RPW is using pheromone traps.

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2013-11-20
2020-11-27
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