ArborSystems Retriever Insecticide is a neonicotinoid, much like other pesticides, but the active ingredient is Acetamiprid which is different than the ones in the news. Acetamiprid does not present the same risks to bees as other pesticides…400-600 times less toxic to bees. It controls most of the same pests as Pointer Insecticide (active ingredient Imidacloprid) plus Retriever controls caterpillars and many scale insects. Always check the label which provides complete directions for use. For more information, click here.