Thiamethoxam is a group 4A, a neonicotinoid insecticide. It works by use of the insects' acetylcholine receptors, making is selectively toxic to insects but not mammals. As a broad-spectrum systemic insecticide in weed control, it is absorbed rapidly by plants and transported to all of its parts, the insects feed on the weed, and it enters the insect's system, and paralyzes it. As an insect bait, with Thiamethoxam, it is ingested, with death following.
We carry thiamethoxam pest products, Optigard, Meridian, Caravan G, Tandem by Syngenta.
Thiamethoxam has been classified by the Food and Agriculture Organization as harmful to humans if swallowed. It is highly toxic to bees and midges. Thiamethoxam is non-toxic to fish, daphnia and algae and mildly toxic for birds.