Synthetic Pesticides

NameUseToxicity to BeesHow to Avoid
NeonicotinoidsControls:
Sucking/chewing insects
Fungal diseases
Reduces overwintering success
Reduces reproductive success
Flight/navigation problems
Slows learning of new tasks
Companion Planting
Choose Native Plants
Diversify Plantings
Water Power
GlyphosateControls:
Weed growth
Harms gut health
Impairs cognitive ability
Hand Pulling
Boiling Water
White Vinegar
Corn Gluten Meal
High Mowing
DicambaControls:
Weed growth
Reduces available forage
Reduces attrativeness of forage
Hand Pulling
Boiling Water
White Vinegar
Corn Gluten Meal
High Mowing
ChlorpyrifosControls:
Worms
Sucking/chewing insects
Impairs learning and memoryBuy organic, local foods from trusted growers.
ThiaclopridControls:
Sucking/chewing insects
Reduces reproductive successBuy organic, local foods from trusted growers.

Organic-Approved Pesticides

NameUseToxicity to BeesHow to Avoid
Diatomaceous EarthControls:
Sucking/chewing insects
Nuisance insects (primarily ants)
Kills on contact or soon afterCompanion Planting
Choose Native Plants
Diversify Plantings
Water Power
Insecticidal soapControls:
Sucking/chewing insects
Kills on contact or soon afterCompanion Planting
Choose Native Plants
Diversify Plantings
Water Power
PyrethrinsControls:
Sucking/chewing insects
Wasps
Kills on contact or soon afterCompanion Planting
Choose Native Plants
Diversify Plantings
Water Power
SpinosadControls:
Sucking/chewing insects
Kills on contact or soon afterCompanion Planting
Choose Native Plants
Diversify Plantings
Water Power
Copper SulfateControls:
Fungal diseases
Kills on contact or soon afterGarlic Oil
Avoid Overwatering
Ensure Proper Airflow

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