Invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Threatens Hawaii

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Damage caused by invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle larvae on palm tree

Invasive Species Alert!

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle in Hawaii

The coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB), an invasive species first detected on Oahu in 2013, has now spread to all major Hawaiian islands. This tree-killing beetle poses a significant threat to Hawaii’s iconic palm trees and native flora. Urgent action is needed to stop the spread of this destructive pest and protect the islands’ unique ecosystem.
 

Rapid Spread and Devastating Impact

 
Since its initial detection, the CRB has rapidly expanded its range across the Hawaiian islands. Kauai, like Oahu, is moving from eradication to containment efforts, while Urban Honolulu remains seemingly untouched for now. The beetle’s larvae feed on mulch piles and decaying plant matter, causing extensive damage to the foliage of palm trees and other plants.
 

Community Involvement is Key

 
State officials are calling on the community to join the battle against the CRB. “All it takes is one beetle to get here in our community and spread, and all it takes is one neighbor to be aware and on the lookout for the signs to stop it,” said Honolulu City Councilmember Tyler Dos Santos-Tam. The public’s involvement in identifying and reporting CRB sightings is crucial to preventing further spread.

Hawaii Invests in Innovative Solutions to Combat CRB

To combat the invasive beetle, the state is rolling out a $200,000 program to solicit bids from the community on innovative ways to fight the CRB. “The kinds of proposals we want are neighborhood engagement,” said Sharon Hurd, the Chairperson of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. Successful proposals that effectively break the CRB’s lifecycle will be expanded statewide.
 

Protecting Hawaii’s Unique Ecosystem

 
Hawaii’s unique ecosystem is home to a diverse array of native plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. The introduction of invasive species like the CRB threatens the delicate balance of this ecosystem. By working together to stop the spread of the coconut rhinoceros beetle, we can protect Hawaii’s iconic palm trees and preserve the islands’ natural beauty for generations to come.
 

Aloha Termite & Pest Control: Your Partner in Fighting CRB

 
As the coconut rhinoceros beetle continues to spread across Hawaii, it is crucial to take action to protect your property and help prevent further infestation. Aloha Termite & Pest Control is here to assist you in this battle. Our experienced technicians are well-versed in identifying and eliminating CRB infestations.
Contact us immediately if you notice any signs of these destructive beetles. Look for boreholes in the crowns of palm trees, sap exudation, and sawdust-like frass at the base of the tree. These are clear indicators of CRB infestation. Aloha Termite’s experienced technicians are equipped with the latest tools and techniques to effectively eliminate CRBs from your property.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—call us today for a comprehensive evaluation and take the first step in safeguarding your palms and preserving Hawaii’s natural beauty. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch service and ensuring your property remains free from the devastating effects of the coconut rhinoceros beetle. Together, we can make a difference in protecting Hawaii’s iconic landscapes and unique ecosystem. Contact Aloha Termite & Pest Control now for a free estimate and join the fight against this invasive species.

Hawaii Invests in Innovative Solutions to Combat CRB

Coconut rhinoceros beetle adult on palm tree frond in Hawaii
To combat the invasive beetle, the state is rolling out a $200,000 program to solicit bids from the community on innovative ways to fight the CRB. “The kinds of proposals we want are neighborhood engagement,” said Sharon Hurd, the Chairperson of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. Successful proposals that effectively break the CRB’s lifecycle will be expanded statewide.
 

Protecting Hawaii’s Unique Ecosystem

 
Hawaii’s unique ecosystem is home to a diverse array of native plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. The introduction of invasive species like the CRB threatens the delicate balance of this ecosystem. By working together to stop the spread of the coconut rhinoceros beetle, we can protect Hawaii’s iconic palm trees and preserve the islands’ natural beauty for generations to come.
 

Aloha Termite & Pest Control: Your Partner in Fighting CRB

 
As the coconut rhinoceros beetle continues to spread across Hawaii, it is crucial to take action to protect your property and help prevent further infestation. Aloha Termite & Pest Control is here to assist you in this battle. Our experienced technicians are well-versed in identifying and eliminating CRB infestations.
Contact us immediately if you notice any signs of these destructive beetles. Look for boreholes in the crowns of palm trees, sap exudation, and sawdust-like frass at the base of the tree. These are clear indicators of CRB infestation. Aloha Termite’s experienced technicians are equipped with the latest tools and techniques to effectively eliminate CRBs from your property.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—call us today for a comprehensive evaluation and take the first step in safeguarding your palms and preserving Hawaii’s natural beauty. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch service and ensuring your property remains free from the devastating effects of the coconut rhinoceros beetle. Together, we can make a difference in protecting Hawaii’s iconic landscapes and unique ecosystem. Contact Aloha Termite & Pest Control now for a free estimate and join the fight against this invasive species.

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FAQ & Answers

Should I be worried if I find a Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle on my property?

If you have coconut, fan, date or other types of palm trees on your property, they may be at risk of severe damage that may lead to the death of the plant if infested with CRB.  Other plants that may be at risk of experiencing damage are taro, pineapple, banana, hala, sisal, and sugarcane.  

How do I know if my plants have CRB infesting them?

Damage can be found on the inner, new fronds of palms in the shape of sharp “V” cuts across the leaflets or by a generally unhealthy appearance of the fronds.  There may also be bore holes visible in the crown of the palm or other parts of the plant.

Where did CRB come from?

Native to Asia, between India and Indonesia, Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles made their way across the Pacific, having devastating effects in Guam, Samoa, Fiji, and other South Pacific islands before being detected in Hawaii.  It is not completely clear how CRB made their way to Hawaii, but it is known that they can fly up to 2 miles a day, making their way around each island.  Both adults and larvae are accidentally transported through mulch and landscaping materials covering greater distances.

Is there anything that can be done to protect my plants?<br />

Yes!  Besides vigilantly inspecting all mulch, potting soils, and new landscaping for any beetles or larvae, and you can contact Aloha Termite & Pest Control to provide you with a treatment and monitoring program to protect your beloved plants from any future damage.

How much does it cost to remove Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle from my property?

We don’t know the price because we need to see the area infected. Please contact us so we can schedule a technician to see the infected area. 

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