There are many threats to pollinator populations, one of which is chemical exposure. Neonicotinoids, or neonics, are the most commonly used class of insecticides and are a growing concern among scientists and conservationists. This new MJV handout delves into what neonics are, how they work and various paths the chemicals can take once applied. It also discusses the impacts neonics have on insects and other invertebrates, and offers potential solutions to the threats these insecticides pose to pollinators.
This informational handout is one of many that the MJV offers and they’re great for sharing! Visit our downloads page to view other handouts, and feel free to reach out to us if you have topics in mind for future handouts that MJV and partners may develop.
The Monarch Joint Venture is a national partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs working together to conserve the monarch butterfly migration. The content in this article does not necessarily reflect the positions of all Monarch Joint Venture partners. Header photo by David Dube.