Abamectin is a mixture of avermectins containing about 80% avermectin B1a and 20% avermectin B1b. These two components B1a and B1b have very similar biological and toxicological properties. The avermectins are insecticidal/miticidal compounds derived from the soil bacterium Streptomyces avermitilis. Abamectin is a natural fermentation product of this bacterium. It acts as an insecticide by affecting the nervous system of and paralyzing insects. Abamectin is used to control insect and mite pests of citrus pear and nut tree crops and it is used by homeowners for control of fire ants.
Active Ingredient: Abermectin