Bug Clear Ultra No plans to change formulation of product

Buglife's Matt Shardlow has called for the withdrawal of the last neonicotinoid on the consumer controls market, following Bayer replacing Thiacloprid in Provado Ultimate Bug Killer with Deltamethrin this September.

But Scotts said it has no intention of changing Bug Clear Ultra's formulation: "There are no plans to change the active ingredient, acetamiprid, in Bug Clear Ultra. Not all neonicotinoids have the same bee toxicity profiles and it should not just come down to the class of active ingredient. Scotts Miracle-Gro is always reviewing its formulations to ensure we are providing our customers with products that meet and fulfil their needs while always being mindful of all aspects of human and environmental health. We have not been under any regulatory pressure to withdraw our products in the UK or elsewhere."

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