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White Insects on Wall ?

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:40pm
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Ashley66

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Hi, We arrived back in Lanzarote after being away for a couple of months due to lockdown and as you can imagine everywhere was full of dust etc. so we spent the day washing everything down. The next morning on one of the outside walls of the patio clusters of small insects had appeared and they are also on the wooden roof of the patio and legs of the outside furniture. We have never seen them before. Has anybody any information as to what they are and how to get rid of them ? They don't seem to move during the day but overnight the clusters have moved. Any advice welcome.  

margot54

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:39am

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Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:39am

Hi there. Call the exterminator! They could be termites. The exterminator Alex is really good. Tel.689085508. Call him.

debsy

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:20pm

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Location: Costa Teguise

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Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:20pm

Hi, these are cochineal, they will have spread from plants. I have a chemical spray and would be able to come and treat your wall and garden. If you would like to have a chat about them please give me a call. 00 34 676 096 877  Best wishes Debs

Ashley66

Posted: Sat Aug 1, 2020 2:48pm

Ashley66

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Location: Playa Blanca

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Posted: Sat Aug 1, 2020 2:48pm

Hi Margot and Debs, thank you both for your advice, they were cochineal. We have now pruned back all the overgrown bushes and the little offenders have all gone. Thank you 

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