Coconut palm damage percentage: Generally the extension agencies record the number of infestions by the pest to understan its severity in a given location, region, province etc. This will help in formulation extension programs to suit the local needs.
Date palm damage percentage: Here also the public departments like agriculture/Municipality/extension will conduct survey so as to prioritize the work. In most of the date palm grown regions of the world, public sector agencies help the farmers in the management of this pest through, plant protection programs and awareness campaigns. This is necessary in view of the fact this pest is relatively new to these parts of the world.