Sun, 08 Feb 2009 16:45:32 PST
Before everyone rushes off to spray their gardens stem to stern with 
imidaproclid, a reminder that it is a "nicotinoid" insecticide, a class which 
has been implicated in the decline of honeybees. The jury is, afaik, still out 
on this matter, but bee problems are serious enough that it might be a good 
idea to refrain from using this class of insecticide.

We just about can't live without honeybees, but we can live without pest-free 

For Linda: it's available for domestic use in Canada, but afaik only as a flea 
killer for cats and dogs.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island…

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