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Flora & Fauna Especially for the botanists and twitchers.

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Old 01-05-2010, 08:45
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We're currently out in PP and are really dismayed at the devastation that has been caused to a great many of the palm trees. When I get back I will post some photos. Just hope the ones along the sea front are spared, it would be such a shame to see these in such a sad state.
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Are these beetles still about and causing problems? Im sure it was these that we saw on holiday back in August 2008 in PP and they were horrible.
I also noticed that they only seemed to be out in the evening/night...just as your enjoying dinner outside.
We saw them roaming about generally, not just around Palm trees. Is the problem still just as bad?

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I think you might be meaning la Cucarachas, I think the palm bugs just live in the trees
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SWS is correct and there is a bit of a problem at the moment with cucarachas. Bar/restaurant owners are not happy because the council are going around spraying stuff to kill them and it works...BUT...it drives them out of the drains etc before they die. Apparently it should have been done earlier in the year .
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Thanks for clarifying that then. Either way still horrible little things lol. Hopefully i wont encounter too many. Was odd when in 2008 the first week of our holiday in August was completely fine then in the second week they suddenly appeared.

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Yes i agree they give me the creeps but are a fact of life in hot weather . Hopefully the insectacide will work quickly and they will soon be dead.
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Yes i agree they give me the creeps but are a fact of life in hot weather . Hopefully the insectacide will work quickly and they will soon be dead.
Yes lets hope so. We usually visit in June/July rather than August last time. Ive not really seen them before in June/July so are they more of a problem later on in Summer?
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Yes they do seem to be .
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Yes they do seem to be .
A shame that. Hopefully it wont be too bad this time. Wont let it spoil my holiday though. Only 4 days to go till i arrive. Cant wait. I love that wall of heat you hit when you step off the plane. Lol.
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Please do take a look at my beautiful tree! Tonight is a very sad night as this 80 year old beautie has died. We thought we had got away with with it and were lucky. We treated the tree well and loved it. The pool was put in around the tree. The ghastly horrid little blighters have killed it!

We now have the problem of having it cut down and disposed of. We would obviously like to do this as cheaply as possible and wonder if anyone has any names for me to approach for quotes. A previous post recommend Llevant (?) but I can find no reference to them. Any help would be appreciated.

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I'm really pleased that my tree seems to be ok - hope i'm not tempting fate!!

We even have new shoots, so fingers crossed.
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That is such a shame, i love trees and hate to see them die.
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I have a number of them and would be so sad if they died. 2 years ago we lost all our grapes because the vines were atacked by a bug luckily the vines were ok and this year we had a huge crop of grapes ( because of the wet spring)so much so that most have just been left to wither on the vine. If any body knows of a good cause I can give the grapes to if we have the same huge crop next year please let me know.they are black sorry with seeds but so sweet.
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Please do take a look at my beautiful tree! Tonight is a very sad night as this 80 year old beautie has died. We thought we had got away with with it and were lucky. We treated the tree well and loved it. The pool was put in around the tree. The ghastly horrid little blighters have killed it!

We now have the problem of having it cut down and disposed of. We would obviously like to do this as cheaply as possible and wonder if anyone has any names for me to approach for quotes. A previous post recommend Llevant (?) but I can find no reference to them. Any help would be appreciated.

RIP my beautiful tree!
OMG I feel your pain that is so sad I am back in Uk just now but hope mine are ok when I get back in October.
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