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Pest Control Review

coconut mealybug Active Seasons: SpringSummerFallWinter

coconut-mealybug

Appearance and Size Facts

  • Females are oval shaped, with a range of 10 to 12 pairs of waxy protrusions from the yellow-orange wax layer
  • Under the wax covering, the insect can range from reddish-brown to orange in color
  • Males are elongated, with a very thin wax layer as immatures, are winged and free-living as adults
  • Size: Females range from 1/18 to 1/10 inch in length, while males are significant smaller than females

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitat

Florida's temperate and humid conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Warning Signs of Infestation

Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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How to Do It Yourself

Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitats

Both male and female coconut mealybugs look the same as immatures. At the last molt before becoming the sexual reproductive adult form, the males begin to change within a cocoon-like structure and emerge as a winged form, while females remain in an immobile, wax-covered form. Although the name may be misleading, coconut mealybugs have been documented on a wide variety of host plants, including cycads, palms, banana, avocado, citrus, grape, ginger, and potato. Coconut mealybugs are cosmopolitan in their distribution, being found in North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

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