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Act Now To Save Algarve Palms

Virulent New Pest Found in the Algarve

As the Red Palm Weevil (RPW) continues to cut a swathe through the region's majestic palm trees, another pest has been identified and has already claimed its first victims.   The larvae of these stunning moths, Paysandisia archon, are attacking palm trees in the Western Algarve.


SAP! Eliminating Red Palm Weevil

Red Palm Weevil - stages of growth

"Rhynchophorus ferrugineus", more commonly known as "Red Palm Weevil", is the world’s No. 1 Public Palm enemy.

Read our FAQs for answers to the most common questions.

In just two decades the weevil has managed to eat its way through hundreds of thousands of palm trees all over the globe, and is spreading fast amongst Palm trees in the Algarve and Mediterranean area.

There is almost no country sporting these majestic symbols of opulence that has not been affected – but, what so few people realise, is that Red Palm Weevil CAN be stopped – even once it has attacked a tree!

Palms damaged by Red Palm Weevil Pedro Seromenho of Naturjardins has managed to save every infected palm tree that he’s taken on to date. What's more, you can be confident in the knowledge that Pedro offers a money-back guarantee once a treatment plan has been agreed to.

The bottom line is, to save your palm you need to undertake prevention treatment. Your trees MUST BE sprayed once a month.

Prices are competitive, and special rates are offered in cases involving a large numbers of trees.

There is no doubt about it, the only alternative to taking action is to lose your palms … this bug means business!

The Phoenix canariensis palm tree is famous in the Algarve for its beautiful pineapple-shaped trunk. Only in three places in the world do the trunks grow to such scale - Capetown, Sydney and the Algarve. Traditionally, the Portuguese recognised the Phoenix canariensis as a symbol of wealth, to have one on your farm was a sure sign of success. Nowadays we are all familiar with this tall and elegant plant. These majestic palms have become iconic to the Algarvean landscape, occupying a noble place in most gardens.