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The current study was aimed to investigate on the use of nets against pests in fruit-tree protection in couffo department in south-western Republic of Benin, West Africa. The locations of Ayomi, Dévé, Honton, Lokogohoué, Madjrè and Totchangni were surveyed in June 2019 to collect information about the number of fruit-trees protected by nets against pests and those protected by mosquito nets, the kind of fruit-trees protected and the kind of mosquito nets used. The results showed that one hundred and twenty five (125) fruit-trees were protected by mosquito nets in Dogbo district whereas only five (05) fruit-trees were protected by nets against pests. Farmers used different mosquito nets to protect their fruit-trees such as Permanet 2.0 and Olyset nets. The use of mosquito nets in fruit-tree protection in couffo department is a reality in Benin country. For that reason, nets against pests without insecticide must be promoted to the farmers. These nets are different from mosquito nets distributed free by the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP).