It is Pesticide season – neonicotinoid list

Photo: Randy Oliver

Photo: Randy Oliver

Here are some common brand names of pesticides containing neonicotinoids. These pesticides are implicated in honey bee deaths.

Clothianidin: Aloft, Green Light, Poncho

Thiamethoxam: Actara, Cruiser, Flagship, Platinum

Imidacloprid: 12 Month Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed, Complete Brand Insect Killer For Soil & Turf, Admire, Advantage (flea & tick for dogs), Criterion, Goucho, Marathon, Merit, Premier, Provado, Rose Defense

For a more complete list compiled by http://www.beyondpesticides.org/ that shows the brand name and manufacturer, go here:

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/pollinators/documents/pesticide_list_final.pdf

The State of California also has a comprehensive list:

http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/registration/reevaluation/chemicals/niclistofproducts.pdf

Other links about pollinators and pesticide use:

http://oregonsustainablebeekeepers.org/2013/03/27/im-getting-rid-of-imidacloprid-avoiding-the-worst-neonicotinoid-insecticides/

http://www.xerces.org/wings-magazine/neonicotinoids-in-your-garden/

http://urbanbeeprojectseattle.com/pesticidestory/

 

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