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Pest Control Review

red palm mite Active Seasons: SpringSummerFallWinter

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Oval shaped with a distinct red coloration
  • Females are generally larger and less active
  • Males are similar in shape to females, except they have a tapering posterior section of the body
  • Size: Roughly 1/100 inch in length
  • Prefer hot, dry weather rather than wet periods of weather

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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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Special Offers

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitats

Females lay oval shaped eggs, which are attached to leaf surfaces and have a very fine white hair-like structure attached to one end of the egg. Eggs take roughly a week to hatch into the larval stage, which is red with only 6 legs. The mite then progresses through two nymphal stages before becoming a sexually mature adult. Red palm mites prefer hot, dry weather as opposed to cooler, wet periods of weather. Infestations are usually observed on the underside of leaf surfaces, with chlorotic, or yellow, spots on the leaf surface from the feeding. Red palm mites do not produce any type of webbing like spider mites. Red palm mites show a preference for coconut palms, areca palms, banana, and plantain.

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