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How To Produce Insecticides In Nigeria

Introducing Insecticide Business

Chemicals which are liquid or gaseous or in any other mode for killing insects are called insecticides and they can repel insects apart from killing them. Insects avoid certain areas and these areas are where there is application of insecticides.

How Profitable Is Making Insecticides In Nigeria?

The use of insecticides are very rampant in Nigeria and they are used on insects like mosquitoes, cockroaches etc. There is a high demand for this product in Nigeria and it is very profitable.

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How To Produce Insecticides In Nigeria
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You can produce the products in 2 dimensions and the 2 dimensions are for commercial and personal use. This article tells you how you can start both for personal and commercial purposes.

Choosing Your Category Of Insecticides

Many people want to save the cost of many products in Nigeria. Liquid insects tend to be cheaper than their other counterparts and there are many of such insecticides in the country like Baygon, Rand etc and there is an increase in their prices.

Many people are after alternatives and these alternatives are not much in Nigeria. Liquid insecticides tend to be more flexible and portable and they have a top notch packaging and this packaging makes it attractive.

Get innovative with your insecticides and there are many methods to package and brand your items. Nigerians don’t actually mind going for it and this is because it saves them some cost. Many ideas of businesses need innovation and innovative ideas are the best for businesses.

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Branding Your Product For The Target Audience

Branding your product is necessary and you have to ensure that your insecticides form value among Nigerians. You have to answer questions like ‘why someone have to prefer this product?’ and other related questions like ‘ what is the advantage of using this product?’.

The process of creating value has two dimensions and the dimensions are value creation using products that are pocket friendly and value creation in terms of profitability.

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Why Make Liquid Insecticides?

Nevertheless liquid insecticides are preferable and this is because of their lower packaging and production cost and they are also cheaper for customers.

This production of liquid insecticides gives you an edge and you have to produce high quality products. Also ensure that your insecticides does what the others do or better.

Steps For Making Insecticides

Many methods exist for making insecticides and these methods can be for home use and for agricultural use.

First Method Of Making Insecticides

You will need these methods:
a. Pot
b. Soda (caustic)
c. Moten Rosen
d. Oil from soya bean
e. Borax
f. Sodium
g. Cresote casein
i. Oil (castor)
j. Tar acid

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Procedural Format For Insecticides

a. First step
Put a little water into the pot in order to boil caustic soda at 33%.

b. Put the boiling caustic soda solution into the essential oil and this can be the castor oil or the soya bean oil.

c. Put in the molten rosin and the quantity depends on some factors.

d. Ensure that there is another boiling pot that is on fire as you do the above and add the water that is boiling into solution which is now foamy so that dissolution can take place.

e. Next is gentle pouring into cresol and creosote and you can stir cautiously and then add the borax to the rest of the mix.

Dissolve the casein into water after which you add the borax and then gently filtering is next and creosote addition follows and this gives you your insecticides.

Second Method Of Making Insecticides

You will need the following items and they are:

a. Boric acid

b. Turpentine

c. Camphor


a. You first grind and measure out a part of the camphor.
b. Put turpentine and form parts including a part of bovic acids and then rigorously mixing follows.
One notable factor is that insecticides should not choke people.

However if you notice that it chokes, add more of turpentine and this is to reduce the level of concentration. Check how effective your insecticide is and do this after you print it inside the sprayer.

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Third Method Of Making Insecticides

There is a division of this method into 2 parts and you can use it for both agricultural and home purpose. The first part consists of:

a. Water
b. Detergent
c. Oils like soya bean oil or cavender and castor oil.
d. Neem oil

You now take the following steps:

a. Take 1 gallon and put 2 neem oil and this should be 2 tablespoon of it.
b. Put half tablespoons of the cavender and the soybean or rosemary oil and also castor oil.
c. Add detergent with a measurement of 2 tablespoons and then do the mixing and put the spray and the sprayer.

You can also mix 1 tablespoon consisting of detergents with ammonia sulphate ( 1 tablespoon) and after which mixing thoroughly takes place for agricultural use.

Marketing Your Insecticides

The next step is to market your insecticides and you can do the advertising. Advertising helps to promote your product in the market and letting people know what you do helps your production.

You have to come out and tell people that you do insecticides production and you can do this using various methods. You can also offer extra services that will encourage people to purchase your products.

Ensure that your products are of high quality and gives the user what he wants. Advertising can happen offline and online.

However more and more people and businesses are going online in Nigeria and the number of companies going online is increasing everyday. Use these methods to tell people what you do.

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The making of insecticides is a profitable business in Nigeria and there is much need for this product in Nigeria. You have to be innovative and this helps in this business.

Curbing insects is necessary in every home and the insecticide making business is there for it. Do your branding properly and if you have questions or need directions on starting this business you can comment them and you will get a response.

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