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Imidacloprid is a widely used insecticide and a popular active ingredient used in a variety of formulations of products which we carry in stock here at Solutions Pest & Lawn. Imidacloprid is used in a number of different ways which include crop and vegetation protection, insecticide sprays, termite control and control of fleas among other pests. On this page you can shop our entire inventory of products which contain imidacloprid. Learn a little about the history of this product and why it works so effectively to treat various problem pests.

What Is Imidacloprid?

Imidacloprid is a general-use insecticide which is systemic and behaves as an insect neurotoxin. Imidacloprid belongs to a class of chemicals called the neonicotinoids. The word neonicotinoids may sound familiar to you because it contains the word “nicotine”. This means that this chemical is made to imitate the properties of nicotine, a powerful neurotoxin found naturally in tobacco.

Imidacloprid was patented in the United States by Bayer CropScience in 1992 for the use of turfgrass and ornamentals. Initial used as a form of pest control for the agricultural industry, Bayer would sell this under many different names for many different uses including termite control around home foundations, pest control for gardens and turf, treatment of domestic pets to control fleas,protection of trees from boring insects, and as a preservative for some types of lumber products .

The insects which imidacloprid successfully targets for bedbug, fly, roach and termite control. It is also commonly applied to soil, seed and foliage to control nutrient-sucking insects including flies,rice hoppers, aphids, thrips, whiteflies, turf insects, soil insects and some beetles. It is most commonly used on rice, cereal, maize, potatoes, vegetables, sugar beets, fruit, cotton, hops and turf, and is especially systemic when used as a seed or soil treatment.

How Imidacloprid Works

As noted above, imidacloprid is designed to mimic the effects of nicotine, found commonly in tobacco. Imidacloprid’s mode of action is achieved by disrupting inhibiting stimuli transmission within the nervous system of the targeted insect when that insect either ingests or absorbs the poison into its body.

In other words, imidacloprid blocks a certain type of neuronal pathways which are much more prevalent in insects than mammals. That is why the chemical is much more toxic to insects than humans or animals. As a result of this blockage, the insect begins accumulation of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter, resulting in the insect's paralysis, and eventually their death.

View our selection of imidacloprid based formulated products below. For more information about imidacloprid or other active ingredients in our pesticides, please call us with your questions at 800-479-6583 or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com

Products Which Feature Imidacloprid

  • Dominion 2L Insecticide - used as a foliar or systemic treatment for termites, carpenter ants, and other wood-destroying insects. Dominion 2L can be trenched around homes for long lasting termite protection or as a surface spray for general insect control.

  • Invict Gold Roach Bait Gel - used primarily for the treatment of German cockroach infestations. Formulated with a unique bait matrix and 2.15% imidacloprid, this bait achieves outstanding palatability, value and results, giving you an unfair advantage.

  • Maxforce Flyspot Fly Bait- This amazing product which targets flies kills flies in less than 60 seconds. Simply take one package of Maxforce Fly Spot Bait and mix with 16 ounces of water, then spray any surface and watch the flies die as they land on the bait and feed.

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Is Imidacloprid Safe To Use?

According to the EPA, Imidacloprid is regarded as a class II or class III insecticide, meaning that is is "moderately toxic" and requires a Warning label. Since it is a product that is similar to nicotine, symptoms when ingested may include fatigue, twitching, cramps, and muscle weakness including the muscles necessary for breathing.


Agricultural workers have reported to have skin or eye irritation, dizziness, breathlessness, confusion, or vomiting after being exposed to products which contained the imidacloprid chemical. On occasion there have been reports of skin irritation from owners of pets after they applied flea control products containing imidacloprid to their pets. It has been termed a “potential” pollutant of groundwater.


When handling products containing imidacloprid it is best to err on the side of caution and use gloves and protective clothing when spraying the 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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