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What is Acetamiprid?
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What is Acetamiprid?

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An active ingredient that is both fast-acting and has a long time residual effect goes by the name Acetamiprid. Whether it is the main active ingredient or combined with others, it packs a serious punch in insecticide products.

Here on this page, you can shop for these very products and also learn interesting facts about the origins of Acetamiprid and why it works so effectively to eliminate irritating household pests like ants, roaches and spiders.

What is Acetamiprid?

Acetamiprid is an odorless active ingredient in a number of popular pesticides. Acetamiprid is a neonicotinoid insecticide that is derived from a synthetic organic compound. Neonicotinoid pesticides function by attacking the nervous system of insects', leading to the insect losing control of their body and going through paralysis.

Acetamiprid is systemic and was first used in agricultural settings to protect plants and crops against sucking insects such as aphids. It can also be used on leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, grapes, cotton, cole crops, and ornamental plants. It is more prominently used on cherry farms to kill off the cherry fruit fly.

Outside of protecting crops, Acetamiprid is used for commercial and residential pest control to tackle a variety of different insects.

How Does Acetamiprid Work?

Acetamiprid is a neonicotinoid insecticide and acts on certain kinds of receptors in the nerve synapse. Acetamiprid’s mode of action is achieved by disrupting vital functions in the exposed insect's nervous system when the insect either ingests or absorbs the poison into its body.

This results in the interruption of brain signals throughout the body of the insect. In as quickly as half an hour, the affected insect will suffer loss of control, paralysis, and finally death.  

Benefits of Acetamiprid

Acetamiprid works at all stages of insect development, whether they are an egg, larvae or an adult. Insects are affected mainly by ingestion and may be affected by some forms of contact as well. The advantage of acetamiprid is that it can be used safely on plants and vegetables without damaging them.

Use Acetamiprid when you wish to eliminate pests in and around a structure.

Drawbacks of Acetamiprid

While Acetamiprid has low toxicity, it can be harmful to beneficial insects like honeybees so you will need to be careful in where you apply the product so honeybees are less likely to be exposed to it.

Is Acetamiprid Safe?

Acetamiprid is safe to use when the label directions are followed carefully.

When handling products containing Acetamiprid, we recommend using gloves and protective clothing when spraying such products. Please use the product according to the instructions on the label and take heed to the safety measures on the label when applying the product.

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