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  • Asked by Ott from Katy, Tx
    09/08/2013
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    Is Bifen IT the same as Talstar P?
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    Talstar P and Bifen IT are essentially the same product, they are just made by different manufacturers. Talstar P was manufactured 1st and is known to be the "name brand" and Bifen IT is known to be the generic.
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  • Asked by Edward from Raleigh, Nc
    09/29/2013
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    How much of Bifen IT and how often can I spray? I've all ready sprayed once, 1.5 oz per 2 gal. How often can I spray - until I no longer see the bill bugs?
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    Bifen IT can be applied 1 fl oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft monthly outside the home and every 3 months inside the cracks and crevices.
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  • Asked by Jeff from Manteca, Ca
    03/06/2014
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    Should I continue using Bifen I/T or switch to another general purpose insecticide?
    I am currently using Bifen I/T for my exterior home spraying every 3 months. The bottle is nearly empty and I need to purchase more. Would it be best to continue with this product or switch to another product? I remember reading that insects can build up an immunity so it is good to change from time to time. I have had very good luck with Bifen I/T in getting rid of my ants and spiders. If you do recommend changing, then what do you recommend? Thanks!
    A
    It normally takes many years for insects to build a resistancy to insecticides. If you are still experiencing good results from Bifen I/T then I would recommend continuing with Bifen I/T. The price and effectiveness cannot be matched.
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  • Asked by Lex from Opp, Al
    04/11/2014
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    How often should I treat yard with bifen i/t to kill mole crickets in south Alabama
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    You should apply Bifen IT once every 30 days for mole crickets in S. Alabama.
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  • Asked by Jack from Southeastern Pa
    04/14/2014
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    Why is the upper yield of quart container 3x the upper yield of the pint container
    the lower yield number of the quart container is 2x the lower yield of the pint container (32 vs 16). But the upper yield of the quart is 3x (96 vs 32) the upper yield of the pint. Shouldn't it be 64?
    A
    Bifen IT is mixed at .5 to 1 oz per gallon of water.  One pint of the Bifen IT will make 16-32 gallons of finished solution.  One quart will make 32- 64 gallons, while a 3/4 gallon will make 96 to 192 gallons.
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  • Asked by Mike from Scarborough, Maine
    06/21/2014
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    Can I apply Bifen IT with the garden hose sprayer? What is the shelf life of Bifen IT? thanks
    try to treat my lawn for mosquitoes, it is about an acre plus a lot of bushes around the perimeter. I used Ortho Bug B Gon insect killer, it is easy to apply but only last about a week. 0.03% of Bifethrin.
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    You can use the Bifen IT in a hand pump sprayer or with a hose end, although you will get more uniform and accurate coverage with a hand pump than you will a hose. You would typically mix 1 ounce to a gallon of water.  Bifen IT has a shelf live of 3 years of the date of purchase. It is important to store insecticides out of direct sunlight and out of extreme temperatures.
    The most important thing to remember when treating for mosquitoes is that they hang out on the underside of leaves and shrubs.  You should treat all shrubs, bushes and trees around the outside patio or wherever you hang out at around the house.  You should also treat the tree line in your yard near the forest if one exists.  Remember to not only treat the main bush or shrub but also the underside of the leaves.
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  • Asked by J. from Ahwahnee, California
    07/23/2014
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    Will Bifen hurt pine and redwood? Do mosquitoes hang out in these evergreens or in landscape bark?
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    Bifen IT will not harm your trees. It is very gentle on trees, shrubs, lawns and ornamentals. Mosquitoes tend to harbor on the undersides of the leaves. Be sure to mix 1 oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft and treat monthly. We also suggest adding an insect growth regulator (IGR) such as Pivot 10 to impede the insects reproductive cycle.

    Mosquito Control Article
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  • Asked by Morgan from Cairo , Ga
    08/29/2014
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    Can I spray my dog with Bifen IT?
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    NO, Bifen IT is NOT labeled to be applied to dogs or any other animal for any purpose. We do have products that are safe to be applied to dogs for flea eradication. Please click the link below.

    Flea Products 

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  • Asked by John from Louisville ,illinois
    09/11/2014
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    I'm looking for the best spray to use indoors and outdoors.
    I want the best all around product that will help me rid myself of all common bugs in and around my house without any residue left on the carpet. Currently, I'm on a quarterly program but just would like to be able to do it myself to my expectations without relying on someone else to do it when they schedule. This product needs to be pet safe also, could you advise me on which one to use? Thanks for your help
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    We would recommend using Bifen IT. It is a wonderful general pesticide that can be used indoors and outdoors. It dries clear as well. Indoors, you will spray along the baseboards and cracks and crevices. Outdoors, Bifen IT can be broadcast across the lawn, sprayed on trees (non edibles), flowers, shrubs, etc. This product is not labeled to be used on any type of edibles. You will mix 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water. Bifen IT has a residual of up to 90 days indoors and 30 days outdoors. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Judith from United States
    09/12/2014
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    blue spruce caterpillars
    Caterpillars have been dining on my blue spruce trees. They are now in cocoons. Is it too late to spray in September, or should I wait until next spring? Will Bifen do the trick?
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    Bifen IT is labeled for caterpillars and can be sprayed on blue spruce trees. It is not too late to spray as Bifen IT can be used all year around in non-extreme temperatures. When you are spraying, make sure to spray the top and underside of the leaves. You will use .25 fl. oz. per gallon of water. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Anna from Jesup, Ga
    09/18/2014
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    Bifen IT stained my floors....
    I sprayed Bifen It just under all my kitchen cabinets and now everywhere I sprayed my dark brown linoleum floor has a cloudy white stain. I've tried plain water, detergents, cleaners at diluted and full strength. Any idea how I can get this up? I did dilute the Bifen according to the instructions.
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    Bifen IT is a non-staining product. We would recommend contacting the manufacturer and speaking to them about the stains on your linoleum. Their phone number is 281-892-2500. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by James from Barnwell , S.c.
    09/22/2014
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    Will Bifen IT kill bed bugs?
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    Yes, Bifen IT is labeled for bed bugs. You will use 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water.

    We would also recommend using an IGR (insect growth regulator), such as Gentrol. You will use this every two weeks until you do not see any activity for 30 days. This will stop the bed bugs from reproducing. You will use 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water.

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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  • Asked by Sarah from Honolulu, Hi
    10/08/2014
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    What spray can I use to get rid of brown banded roaches?
    We are living in Hawaii and it is now the rainy season. We had Ecolab come spray our home a little over 2 weeks ago, and now we have spotted a roach on our kitchen floor near the sink. I am pregnant and am worried about using pesticides, but I can have my husband do it and we can leave our home for the day. I don't want these things coming inside. We also have an ant problem here, but I am much more comfortable with ants than roaches.
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    Bifen IT is a very good general insecticide that can be used indoors and outdoors for roach and ant control. You will mix 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water. We would recommend spraying when it is not raining and will not be raining for at least 6 hours. We would also recommend using Gentrol IGR (insect growth regulator) to stop the roaches from reproducing. Once the product is dry, it is safe for you to return into the home/room where the products were sprayed. This could take 2-3 hours so you do not have to leave for the day.
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  • Asked by Bill from Port Charlotte, Fl
    10/31/2014
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    How to control Noseeums?
    I live on a canal in FL that has a ton of noseeums...what is the best method to control them in my yard?
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    Bifen IT is a very popular product to apply outdoors to a yard for noseeums.  We also have a great article for them here.
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  • Asked by Bill from La
    04/26/2015
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    So where does the "much less expensive" part start?
    Everyone claims this is just like Talstar, but quote "much less expensive". It's nearly the exact same price!!
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    There are different sizes of Talstar P and Bifen I/T and prices can fluctuate based on fair market value at the time of purchase. If you compare the price of each product respectively to their sizes there is a substantial savings available. For example, a quart of Talstar P is priced at $36.50 right now but a quart of Bifen I/T is listed for $22.64 - That is a savings of $13.86 for the same size container! 
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  • Asked by Paul from Latrobe Pa.
    05/05/2015
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    If possible, I would like to also treat for spiders and ants. Is all of this possible with one solution?
    I have a 3 story building with hard to reach places around the soffit. I have a problem with carpenter bees/wasps and the soffit around the building is wood. I would like to be able to treat the building using a solution that can be applied with a PRESSURE WASHER to reach the areas not easily accessible with a ladder. It would be great if I could spray down the building with one solution.
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    We would recommend applying a product like Bifen IT in our Chapin Slide Pump Sprayer. This sprayer will reach well over 30ft. We do not carry any products that can be applied in a pressure washer for this type of insect control. You will mix the product at 1 oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft monthly on the exterior. Please let us know if you need anything else.

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  • Asked by Gary from Pahoa, Hi
    05/09/2015
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    Does Bifen IT degrade if container is left in the sunlight?
    I left my container of Bifen IT on the side of my house for a month, where it gets a few hours of tropical sun (Hawaii). It as yellowed some, but seems otherwise OK. Will it still work or should I throw it away (properly) and buy new?
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    Insecticides should be stored out of extreme heat and direct sunlight. The yellowing may have been the container turning rather than the concentrate. The sunlight and heat degrade the active ingredient and greatly reduce the shelf life, so you would probably be best served using fresh product.
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  • Asked by Tony from Hope Mills,nc
    05/20/2015
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    can it be used on garden and plants
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    Bifen IT cannot be used on any edible plants but it can be used on ornamental plants. Please let us know what insect you are treating for and the types of plants you are treating and we will be happy to help recommend a product for your needs.
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  • Asked by Craig from Bluffton Sc
    05/20/2015
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    rainfall after application
    I just applied Biffen for mole crickets and it rained right after application. Do I need to reapply?
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    Bifent IT is usually watered in after a mole cricket application so the rain most likely just aided you in your control efforts as the immature mole crickets are just under the soil. Info from the Bifen IT product label :To ensure control of sub  surface pests including 
    Mole Cricketsusing low volume treatments, (i.e. less than2 gallons per 1000 sq
    uare feet), immediately follow the treatment with irrigation of the treated area with at
    least 0.25 inches of water
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  • Asked by Eric from Kilgore, Tx
    06/03/2015
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    What is the best IGR to add to Bifen IT applied at 1 oz per gallon/1000 with mist blower for mosquito control
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    Nyguard IGR would be the best to use with Bifen IT. It will last up to 14 days outside and be applied once a month.

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