Pesticides: Imidacloprid
Pesticide Classification
__ Herbicide __ Fungicide
_X Insecticide/Miticide
__ Molluscicide __ Repellent
Properties Properties Properties
__ Selective
__ Non-selective

__ Pre-emergent
__ Post-emergent

__ Systemic
__ Contact
__ Broad Spectrum
__ Specific

__ Systemic
__ Non-systemic

__ Protectant
__ Eradicant
_X Synthetic
__ Biological
__ Oil
__ Soap
__ Botanical
__ Other
_X Broad-spectrum
__ Specific

_X Systemic
__ Non-systemic

_X Contact poison
_X Stomach poison
__ Other


Common Brand Names:
(see Merit under Turf Grub Control Products)
Bayer Advanced 3 in 1 Insect, Disease & Mite (+ Folicur fungicide & Mavrik miticide)
Bayer Advanced 12 month Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed ( 2-1-1)
Bayer Advanced 2 in 1 Insect Control plus Fertilizer Plant Spikes (8-11-15)
Bayer Advanced All in One Rose & Flower Care (+ Folicur fungicide)
Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub Insect Control
Bonide Annual Tree & Shrub Insect Control
  Bonide Systemic Houseplant Granules
Ferti-lome Tree & Shrub Insect Drench
Ferti-lome Tree & Shrub Systemic Insect Granules
Hi Yield Systemic Insect Control Granules
Merit (Commercial product)
Monterey Once a Year Insect Control
Ortho Tree & Shrub Insect Control RTS

Chemical Action and Usages: Imidacloprid is a systemic, chloro-nicotinyl insecticide with many soil, seed and foliar uses. The chemical works by disrupting the nervous system of the insect resulting in the insect's paralysis and eventual death. It is used for the control of many sucking insects and is effective against adult or larval stages of various species. Products are available to control aphids, thrips, whiteflies, scale, termites, turf and soil insects and some beetles. Imidacloprid kills insects by contact and ingestion and is especially systemic when used as a soil treatment.

Cautions/Instructions: Read the label carefully of the brand and formulation you have selected. Apply the product according to the directions on the label.

Toxicity: Imidacloprid has a relatively low toxicity to humans. It is highly toxic to bees if used as a foliar application when bees are foraging. The toxicity to fish is moderate to low. Seeds treated with Imidacloprid can be toxic to birds especially the house sparrow. It is moderately toxic to earthworms.