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Palm Aphid

Certaphis spp.

Signs & Symptoms
  • Very shiny, wet looking leaves with droplets on the tips of the leaflets

  • Extremely sticky sap falling from tree

  • Resembles a scale insect

How to Fix the Problem
  • Control Ants

  • The problem is worse after big wind storms because the predators blow away

  • Leave it if not in an area affecting personal items such as cars/lanais

  • Treat systemically