Acetamiprid is an odorless, neonicotinoid insecticide composed from a synthetic organic compound. Neonicotinoid insecticides target the nervous system of insects causing paralyzation. Neonicotinoid insecticides were discovered in the 1980's and are used throughout the world.
Acetamiprid is generally used to protect plants against sucking insects such as aphids, but it has also become common in household pest control to combat bed bugs. It is a broad-spectrum pesticide that can be used on plants ranging from leafy vegetables and fruit trees to ornamental plants.