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Caterpillar Force (Non-Systemic Insecticide)


Caterpillar Force is a non-systemic insecticide for the control Lepidoptera pests on vegetables, beans, cowpeas, soybeans, cotton, fruits, and other crops.

  • The product is effective against lepidopteran pests including various species of moths and butterflies.
  • It is an Insect Growth Regulator that kills insects by stomach poisoning and contact poisoning.
  • The active ingredient in the product is emamectin benzoate 5 % WDG.

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Caterpillar Force (Non-Systemic Insecticide | 100g | 100pcs per ctn)

Caterpillar Force (Non-Systemic Insecticide | 100g | 100pcs per ctn) is a non-systemic insecticide for the control of Lepidoptera pests on vegetables, beans, cowpeas, soybeans, cotton, fruits, and other crops. It is an Insect Growth Regulator that kills insects by stomach poisoning and contact poisoning.

It has minimal effect on your crops as it is a non-systemic agricultural pesticide that penetrates leaf tissues by translaminar movement. It paralyzes the Lepidopteran insects, which stop feeding within hours of ingestion and die 2-4 days after treatment.

  • Active Ingredient: Emamectin Benzoate 5 % WDG.
  • Family: Avermectin.
  • Packaging: 100 g / 100 pieces/carton.


Lepidopteran Pests

Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) are the second most diverse pest insects after beetles. There is hardly any cultivated plant that is not attacked by at least one lepidopteran pest. As pollinators of many plants, adult moths and butterflies are usually beneficial insects that feed on nectar using their siphoning proboscis. It, however, almost always has chewing mouthparts that are suitable for feeding on various parts of a plant causing production losses. Most caterpillars are defoliators or miners of succulent plant tissues.

  • Some (for example wood moths) can cause gum pockets and introduce rot resulting in timber degradation. They bore large holes in stems which can leave smaller trees susceptible to wind damage.
  • They can be severe pests of seedlings in the nursery (for instance cutworms or armyworms) which can cause partial to complete defoliation and bending of the seedlings.
  • Many species of lepidopteran pests can cause outbreaks in certain plants, causing a significant drop in yield and economic losses.


Importance in crop production

Insecticides are chemicals that destroy or inhibit specific developmental stages of insects. They play a vital role in an Integrated Pest Management plan.

Food crops must compete with up to 3,000 species of worms and 10,000 species of plant-eating insects. The threats by these pests do not stop when crops leave fields because they can still cause great nuisance and damage in storage. This shows the pertinent need for specific chemicals that can deal with these pests while prolonging the life of crops and preventing post-harvest losses.

  • It helps farmers grow more food on less land by protecting crops from insects and their developmental stages.
  • The use of It will serve to increase the productivity per hectare.
  • They enable farmers to produce safe, quality foods at affordable prices.
  • They also help farmers to provide an abundance of nutritious, all-year-round food which is necessary for human health.
  • Insecticides decrease exposure to food contaminated with harmful micro-organisms and naturally occurring toxins, preventing food-related diseases.


Class non-systemic insecticide
Packaging 100g sachets
Features 100 pieces per carton

Caterpillar Force

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Caterpillar Force Insecticide?

It is a non-systemic insecticide that controls Lepidoptera pests (caterpillars) on various crops like vegetables, beans, soybeans, cotton, fruits, and more. It acts through contact and stomach poisoning, killing the insects.

How does Caterpillar Force work?

It is an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) that disrupts caterpillars’ normal growth and development. Upon ingestion or contact, it paralyzes them, causing them to stop feeding and eventually die within 2-4 days.

What pests does it control?

Caterpillar Force targets Lepidoptera pests, which include a wide range of caterpillars that can damage crops. Refer to the product label for a specific list of controlled pests.

Is it safe for crops?

Yes, It is considered safe for crops as it is non-systemic. This means it doesn’t enter the plant’s vascular system and primarily acts on the leaf surface.

What is the active ingredient?

The active ingredient in Caterpillar Force is Emamectin Benzoate 5% WDG.

What are the benefits of using?

  • Effectively controls a wide range of caterpillar pests.
  • Minimal effect on crops due to its non-systemic nature.
  • Long-lasting control with residual activity.
  • Easy to use with convenient packaging.

Where can I buy It?

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What are Lepidoptera pests?

Lepidoptera refers to the order of insects that includes moths and butterflies. While adult forms may be beneficial pollinators, their caterpillar stages can be destructive pests for various crops.

Why are insecticides important in crop production?

Insecticides like Caterpillar Force play a crucial role in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) by protecting crops from insect damage and ensuring higher yields. They:

  • Reduce crop losses caused by pests.
  • Increase food production per unit of land.
  • Contribute to the production of safe and affordable food.
  • Help prevent foodborne illnesses by reducing insect contamination.


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