A variety of insect pests, such as beet armyworms, tomato hornworms and cutworms, find pepper plants an irresistible snack. These pests lay their eggs on pepper plants, and both larvae and adults eat the foliage and fruit. Moderate damage stunts a plant’s growth, and serious injury can kill it. Not all insects respond to the same methods of prevention and treatment, so you may need to use different techniques to ward off a variety of pests. Here is such insect pest to watch out for.