Product InfoOrtho is committed to providing consumers with options in all its outdoor garden control products. Our alternative chemistries differ in several ways from neonics. First, they do not persist in the plant and instead rely on an insect or disease being directly contacted in order to work. Second, because of how the products work their directions for use recommend more targeted application only when problems are observed and only on affected plants. This allows consumers to more closely target their application of pesticides and minimize exposure to beneficial pollinators. Additionally, you can time your applications to when pollinators are least active thereby reducing exposure even further.