Neonicotinoids (neonics) are a class of insecticide taken up by a plant’s vascular system and distributed throughout the plant. Insects that feed on any plant parts over a period of time can receive a lethal dose. The main concern is how these products affect foraging pollinators and other nontarget organisms. Pesticides, in general, have been linked to colony collapse disorder in honey bees, Apis spp. In addition to insects, other wildlife may be affected as well.
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