Here is a brief snapshot of neonicotinoids. There are already many resources concerning neonicotinoids on this site, and I will be adding further resources to this and other pages in the future.
Neonicotinoid insecticides list:
These are the active ingredients:
Products Containing Neonicotinoids:
For use in agriculture:
Imidacloprid - Bayer CropScience: Confidor, Admire, Advocate, Gaucho
Clothianidin – Sumitomo Chemicals/Bayer CropScience: Pncho, Platinum, Cruiser
Thiacloprid – Bayer CropScience: Calypso
Thiamethoxam – Syngenta: Actara, Platinum, Cruiser
Dinetofuron – Mitsui Chemicals: Starkle, Safari, Venom
Acetamiprid – Nippon Soda: Mospilan, Assail, ChipcoTristar
Nitenpyram – Sumitomo Chemicals: Capstar, Bestguard
Sulfoxaflor – Dow Agrosciences: Transform, Closer
Garden insecticides containing neonicotinoids:
These may vary by country, and in addition, products may change/switch from one neonicotinoid to another.
However, if you wish to avoid neonicotinoids, I recommend you check the labels for the active ingredient, and especially for the following brand names:
Think twice about using vine weevil killers, and always check the label!
There may be other brands containing neonicotinoids, some less well known. Be sure to check the ingredient.
Similarily, check lawn treatment products and fencing treatments/preservatives.
More About Neonicotinoids In Your Garden
Unfortunately, plants labelled as ‘Bee-Friendly’ when you buy them from the garden centre, home store or nursery, or even supermarket, may actually pose a threat to bees if they have been treated with neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids are often used in the horticulture industry, and plants and bulbs are sometimes treated with neonicotinoids. What you therefore end up with is a plant that poisons bees and other pollinators when it flowers. This is a very sad state of affairs. I recommend you:
Who manufactures neonicotinoids?
There are a number of manufacturers, including generic manufacturers.
This list of major manufacturers of neonicotinoids includes:
Thiacloprid – Bayer CropScience
Clothianidin – Sumitomo Chemicals/Bayer CropScience
Imidacloprid - Bayer CropScience
Thiamethoxam - Syngenta
Dinetofuron – Mitsui Chemicals
Acetamiprid – Nippon Soda
Nitenpyram – Sumitomo Chemicals
Sulfoxaflor – Dow Agrosciences
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