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Imidacloprid

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Imidacloprid.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Chloro-nicotinyl insecticide
  • Uses: Agriculture, lawns and landscapes, pet pests, gardening
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, organic lawn care
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Possible (153, 181)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Likely (151, 152)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (6, 151, 152)
  • Neurotoxicity: Possible (154)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Possible (155, 156)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental: Likely (154)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (6)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (4)

Residential Uses as Found in the ManageSafe™ Database

Additional Information