Products to Avoid

A Partial List

If you care about pollinators, be on the alert for neonics. They can hide under a multitude of aliases in lawn treatments, Japanese beetle sprays, and tree-treatments for emerald ash-borer. Treatment in your neighbors yard can kill the bees in your yard, so the time to talk about this is now. Be a good neighbor yourself and properly dispose of any of your own neonics. And don’t buy new ones.

Avoid products that contain:
  • Acetamidprid
  • Clothianidin
  • Dinotefuran
  • Imidacloprid
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Foliar spray for garden fruits and vegetables, and ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs.
  • Ortho bug B Gone Garden Insect Killer
  • Ortho Flower, Fruit, and Vegetable Insect Killer
  • Ortho Rose and Flower Insect Killer
  • Ortho Rose Pride Insect Killer
  • Granules for turf, and ornamental flowers, shrubs , and trees.
  • Bayer Advanced All-In-One Rose & Flower Care granules
  • Green Light Grub Control with Arena
  • Granules for turf and ornamental flowers, shrubs for trees, soil drench for ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs.
  • Green Light Tree & Shrub Insect Control with Safari 2 G
  • Safari
  • Ortho Tree & Shrub Insect Control
  • Plus Miracle Gro Plant Food
  • Foliage spray for turf and ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs; soil drench for garden fruits and vegetables, ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs; trunk injection for trees; granules for turf and ornamental flowers, shrubs, or trees.
  • Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 Insect Control
  • Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed
  • Bayer Advanced Fruit, Citrus & VegetableInsect Control
  • Bayer Advanced All-In-One Rose & Flower Concentrate
  • DIY Tree Care Products Multi-insect Killer
  • Ferti-lome 2-N-1 Systemic
  • Hi-Yield Systemic Insect Spray
  • Knockout Ready-To-Use Grub Killer
  • Monterey Insect Control Once A Year II
  • Ortho Bug B Gone-Year Long Tree & Shrub Insect Control
  • Surrender Brand GrubZ Out
  • Foliage spray for turf and ornamentals, flowers, trees, and shrubs; granules for turf and ornamental flowers, trees and shrubs.
  • Amdro Qiuck Kill Lawn & Insect Killer
  • Amdro Rose & Flower Care
  • Maxide Dual Action Insect Killer



Worldwide Integrated Assessment

The Worldwide Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Systemic Pesticides on Biodiversity and Ecosystems (WIA) has examined over 800 scientific studies spanning the last five years, including industry sponsored ones. It is the single most comprehensive study of neonics ever undertaken, is peer reviewed, and published as free access so that the findings and the source material can be thoroughly examined by others.

Great Pollinator Project

A project of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History and the Greenbelt Native Plant Center Greenbelt Native Plant Center in collaboration with the Great Sunflower Project in San Francisco.

Bee Squad

Inspired by Dr. Marla Spivak at the U of MN Bee Lab, the Bee Squad helps beekeepers and the community in the Twin Cities area foster healthy bee populations and pollinator landscapes through education and hands-on mentorship.

The Xerces Society » Pollinator Conservation

Information on the biology and conservation of native bees, provided by the XercesSociety for Invertebrate Conservation.

Project Wild

A wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students.