- Author: Cheryl A. Wilen
First of all, I cannot tell you how important it is for you NOT to put out traps. There is a lot of information online about these traps but when people start putting them out, it completely messes up the detection program that the state is conducting.
Having said that, if you see any of the following things on or near a Canary Island Date Palm please contact the following:
CDFA Pest Hotline at 1-800-491-1899 or go to the
CDFA's Report A Pest website at: www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/reportapest
Also , the adult is a rather clumsy, slow moving flier. If you think you see something like a large bumblebee around a Canary Island palm, it may actually be a RPW. If would probably be helpful to report that also.
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