Best Insecticide for Pepper

September 6, 2022


The best insecticide for pepper in Nigeria is Belt Expert insecticide. Belt expert is effective against a lot of insects, flies, beetles and aphids that affects pepper plants.

Belt Expert insecticide is also effective on Tuta Absoluta, other insects, flies and beetles that affect pepper plants.

There are two types of insecticides namely the contact insecticides and systemic insecticides. Contact insecticides kill insects at contact while systemic insecticides moves around the tissues of the plants, so any insects that feed on the plants’ tissues will die.

Without the use of insecticides, your pepper plants may not survive. Even if they survive, their yields may be low because insects transmit diseases to crops.

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The Best Insecticide for Pepper

The best of insecticides for pepper in Nigeria are explained as follows:

  1. Belt Expert Insecticide
  2. Tihan Insecticide
  3. Confidor Insecticide
  4. Laraforce Insecticide
  5. Neem Oil

Belt Expert Insecticide

The active ingredients of Belt Expert insecticide are Flubendiamide + Thiacloprid. Belt Expert has contact and systemic action on pests like insects that affects pepper plants.

Belt Expert insecticide is effective against lepidopterous insect pests like Tuta Absoluta, Spodoptera Exígua and Helicoverpa Armigera. It can also kill sucking insects (Jassids, aphids and white fly).

The rate of use of belt extra is 0.084 litres per 10 litres of water.

Tihan Insecticide

Tihan insecticide has the active ingredients of Spirotetramate and Flubendiamide. Tihan insecticide has a residual action has it can stay on plants for a long time. This makes this insecticide very effective.

Tihan insecticide is an insect growth regulator that can lead to the death of insects on pepper and other crop.

The rate of application of this insecticide is 0.2 – 0.4 litres of Tihan insecticide per litre of water. 2 – 3 application of this insecticide should be done within 2 -3 weeks.

Confidor Insecticide

Confidor insecticide has an active ingredient of Deltamethrin. The target of Confidor insecticide is Caterpiller, Fruit Borer, Maggot, Earthworm, Grasshopper, Locust, Army Worm, Tuta Absoluta, Bollworms, Lepidoptera, Aphids, Heteroptera, Thysanoptera, Thrips, Diptera, Coleoptera and Orthoptera and Leafworms etc.

Confidor insecticide is a contact insecticide as it klls insects and other pests at contact.

A sachet of Confidor insecticide should be added to 15 – 20 litres of water. The mix should be sprayed to the leaves and other surfaces of the plants upon sighting of insects, beetles and flies.

Laraforce Insecticide

The active ingredient of Laraforce insecticide is Lambda-Cyhalothrin. It is a contact insecticide that is effective on pests like insects on contact.

Laraforce insecticide has action on crops like cucumber, tomato, pepper and watermelon etc.

Laraforce insecticide can be used to address lepidopterous insect pests issues (Tuta Absoluta, Spodoptera Exígua and Helicoverpa Armigera) and sucking insects (Jassids, aphids and white fly).

1 litres of Laraforce insecticide should be added to 100 – 200 litres of water. The mix should be sprayed to the leaves and other surfaces of pepper plants.

Neem Oil

Neem oil is a byproduct of neem nuts. Neem oil is an organic insecticide, fungicide and miticide for pepper and other crops.

It has a slow action but very efficient if used for a long term. It has a preventive and curative action for insects on pepper plants.

The active ingredient of neem oil is Azadirachtin.

Do you want the best insecticide for your pepper? If yes, kindly contact us on 08025141924.

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