plant insect repellant - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by lydiamoore
May 2, 2010
It appears that something is eating the leaves of my bell pepper plants.
What non pesticide can be used to prevent this

Answer from NGA
May 2, 2010


There are a few eco-friendly products you can use that are safe for you, your plants and the environment. Permethrin is the oldest, and most common, of the pyrethroid insecticides. It is widely available and is sold under a large number of different brand names (Martin?s Vegetables Plus, Bonide Eight Vegetable, Fruit & Flower, and Hi-Yield Garden, Pet & Livestock Insect Control are three examples). Permethrin is labeled for use on many different vegetable crops and is effective against many beetle, bug, and caterpillar pests. Because it controls so many different insect pests and is labeled for use on most vegetables, this is probably one of the most useful insecticides for home vegetable gardeners to keep on hand. Good luck with your garden!

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