Most of the campaigning about neonics has been about the use of these systemic insecticides on crops like corn, canola, cotton and soybeans - which make up around 200 million acres of neonic treated crops in the USA. However the backyard garden and urban landscape has been largely missed out of the analysis. A visit to Amazon's website reveals that there is an enormous trade in systemic, neonic-based insecticides for use in the garden, on the lawn, on parks and landscaping, on trees and shrubs; on container plants, hanging baskets, and potted plants in the home. Systemic neonics render all of the flowers found in these areas highly toxic to bees.
PLEASE JOIN THE PETIION AND ASK AMAZON TO STOP selling all neonicotinoid-based garden pesticides including:
Bayer's Ultimate Bug Killer,
Bayer's Vine Weevil Killer,
Bayer's Lawn Grub Treatment,
Bayer's Tree and Shrub 'Protector' ,
Bayer's Dual Rose Care Insecticide: all are systemic neonicotinoid -based garden insecticides.
PLUS DOZENS OF OTHER BAYER NEONIC PRODUCTS
All of these are 'highly toxic to bees' according to Bayer's own labels. The labels sell the idea that the bees in your garden will be Ok if you 'don't spray plants when bees are around'.
But these are SYTEMIC INSECTICIDES - and are advertised as 'provide total insect control for 30 -90 days - or even 'year round'. The sale of 'Tree and Shrub Protector' and 'Lawn Grub Control' are the worst scenarios for bees - since the tree blossoms and shrub flowers will be systemically poisoned with neonics. Any flowers that grow on or near a lawn treated with imidacloprid-based pesticides, will be highly toxic to bees, bumblebees, butterflies and other pollinators.
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