The two commodities are the country’s main export products.
The rhinoceros beetles are understood to have arrived in Solomon Islands from Papua New Guinea in 2015.
There was an outbreak in April 2016 and the government declared the rhinoceros beetles emergency pests as they destroyed coconut trees and palm oil trees.
Coconuts are significant crops for Solomon Islands both for food and export.
Palm oil is also significant bringing in export revenue of about $138 million to the Solomon Islands economy annually.