What pest is this on my Majesty Palm?

mcgyvr2009i(Schenectady, NY 5b)August 29, 2012

I have left my majesty palms outside throughout the growing season. I found what looks like eggs on a couple of leaves. Observe:

There you see those weird looking eggs.

More

Even more

and then more. Can you identify the pest? If you can, can you tell me how to get rid of it too? Thanks.

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ericthehurdler(NOR CAL 9a)

YUCK! they look like moth eggs to me. Destroy them before they hatch into palm leaf eating machines.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 6:36PM
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mcgyvr2009i(Schenectady, NY 5b)

How do I get rid of them? Do I scratch them off? Do I use a chemical? What should I do?

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 6:42PM
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ericthehurdler(NOR CAL 9a)

if its not that big of an infestation than just wiping them off with a wet soapy rag would suffice.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 6:45PM
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mcgyvr2009i(Schenectady, NY 5b)

Well, because it was only on 2 leaves and even so, the infestation was on the tip of both, I just cut the tips of those 2 leaves. Would that hurt the palm enough to kill it, or will it be okay? Was it enough to get rid of the infestation, or will it come back?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 10:41AM
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