I was surprised to learn these disastrous toxins are being used in New Zealand. Please think before you spray, go organic where you can, and don’t use neonicotinoids.
At the very least, never, ever, ever buy YATES CONFIDOR or YATES ROSE GUN ADVANCED. The products themselves state that they kill bees. There are probably others (at least one cattle drench, but that is unlikely in your garden.
The chemical responsible, imidacloprid, (one of the class of chemical called neonicotinoids) is yet another aid to mankind brought to you by the kindly company BAYER, who brought to you other such wonders as Zyklon B, a name familiar to all of Jewish descent. In fact, one chairman of Bayer did time in prison for war crimes – five years for slavery and mass murder! Actually, the chemical and name Heroin, are inventions by this company. Thanks Bayer. It seems Bayer and Monsanto are in a vigorous battle to out-do each other in the most evil corporations pretending to be the saviour of mankind competition.
Rant over. Still, our food chain is under massive threat, even in clean green New Zealand.