Yates Confidor Tablets Garden Insecticide

Yates Confidor Tablets Garden Insecticide

Confidor is systemically taken up from the tablet via the plant roots to control insect pests. The nutrients in the tablet assist uptake of Confidor by the roots and enhance plant growth.


Yates Confidor Tablets Garden Insecticide protects roses, azaleas, lillypillies, palms, magnolias and eucalypt trees against significant damage caused by aphids, azalea lace bug, psyllids, mealybugs and scale.

Confidor is systemically taken up from the tablet via the plant roots to control insect pests. The nutrients in the tablet assist uptake of Confidor by the roots and enhance plant growth.


  • Systemic insecticide
  • Provides extended protection against insect pests in ornamental plants
  • Easy to use – No spraying or mixing
  • Provides months of protection
  • Contains added fertiliser to help plant growth


Active Constituent: 200g/kg IMIDACLOPRID

NPK: 5.6 – 5.4 – 4.2

Transplanting new plants

Place tablet(s) in planting hole immediately beneath root ball at time of planting.

Established in-ground or potted plants

Create a hole in the soil 5cm deep and at least 10cm away from the stem, place tablet in hole and cover with soil. For plants >1m requiring multiple tablets, space tablets in holes evenly around the root zone.

Note on plant size

Confidor is taken up from the tablet and distributed in the plant foliage. If the plant is less than 1 metre in height but has dense foliage and is greater than about 0.5 metres wide then more than 1 tablet may be required to achieve noticeable results.

Note on length of control

The periods in the above table are based on trial data. Local conditions will affect variations in these periods. For continued control additional tablets should be placed in the ground as directed above after the indicated period or when pest activity is again noted.


This product must be used strictly as directed. Yates will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from a failure to strictly follow the directions for use.

Storage & Disposal

Store in the closed original container in a cool dry place out of reach of children and pets. DO NOT store in direct sunlight. Dispose of empty container by wrapping in paper, placing in a plastic bag and putting in garbage.

How to use

How to use

DO NOT use when soil is dry and plants are suffering from moisture stress. It is important to water well after application and keep the soil moist following application. The benefits of this tablet may take a few weeks to take effect. It is recommended that it be used preventatively on susceptible plants prior to onset of pest activity.

Roses Aphids 1 tablet per metre of plant height (See Note on plant size below) Up to 2 months
Azaleas (in-ground and potted) Azalea lace bug Up to 6 months
Lillypillies Psyllids Up to 4 months
Potted palms Mealybugs Up to 6 months
Magnolias Scale Up to 3 months
Eucalypt trees Various defoliating, stem damaging, sap-sucking and root feeding pests such as chrysomelid larvae & adults, African black beetle and other scarab beetles, psyllids & gum tree scale. 1 tablet per seedling tree 6 – 12 months
Suppression of damage caused by autumn gum moth (Mnesampela private) and light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana).


How to apply

Wear rubber gloves during application.


Safety directions

Harmful if swallowed. May irritate the eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wear rubber gloves. Wash hands after use. CAUTION: DO NOT allow chemical containers or product to get into drains, sewers, streams or ponds.

First aid

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131126.


Available sizes

  • 20g
  • 60g


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