Is systemic 3 in 1 rose treatment bad for the ‘good’ insects? Does it kill the bees and butterflies?



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     According to the Bayer Advanced website, Systemic 3 in 1 rose treatment kills: Adelgids, Aphids, Black Vine Weevil Larvae, Japanese Beetles (adults), Lace Bugs, Leaf Beetles, Leafhoppers, Mealybugs, Psyllids, Thrips, Whiteflies and other listed insects.

    This chemical has 3 ingredients: Tebuconazole- a fungicide that is a possible human carcinogen, causes aquatic toxicity and is a suspected endocrine disruptor; Imidacloprid – an insecticide that is highly toxic to all insects and has the potential to pollute groundwater; and Other.  

    Imidacloprid does not kill bees if they are sprayed directly, but if a buildup occurs in their body it can impair their brains.  It has been linked to Colony Collapse Disorder.

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