Neonicotinoids are systemic pesticides that will kill the very pollinators you’re trying to attract to your wildlife garden.
A systemic pesticide is absorbed into all parts of the plant: leaves, flowers, pollen, and nectar which means that any caterpillar feeding on that plant, any butterfly sipping some nectar, or any native bee collecting pollen are often killed simply by visiting plants treated with neonicontinoids.
Neonicotinoids affect the central nervous system of insects resulting in paralysis and death, which is surely not your goal if you’re goal is to create a pollinator garden!
Now these chemicals are being discovered in many leading garden centers in plants that have been pre-treated with this toxic poison.
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