The weevils mainly attack young palms below the age of 20 years as the young palm stem is soft, succulent and easily penetrated .
Pruning measures to control infestation (Source: BuhaM - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58509868)
No successful biological control has been reported in the field level.Some of the potential initiatives include:
Pheromones and behavioural chemicals
IPM programmesThe IPM component entails: