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Weevil Traps

Weevil traps can spell disaster UNLESS they are sited at least 50 m from your tree as otherwise they can help lure weevils right to their favourite food: your tree!

weevil trap with model weevilEssentially the trap is a large bucket with side openings and a top cover from which scent lures are hung – the idea being that the bugs are attracted by the scent of the trap (more than the scent of any nearby palm trees), and then fall into the watery rotten fruit mixture at the bottom of the bucket and drown.

A plastic model of a weevil is usually supplied with these buckets… whether it plays any part in the trapping process is highly questionable!