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  • Asked by Carie from Meridian, Ms
    01/07/2016
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    Will Bifen I/T kill lice?
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    Bifen IT is not labeled for lice. We do carry products that can be used for lice control. Please take a few moments to review our article on How to Get Rid of Head Lice for more helpful information.

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  • Asked by Chris from St. Louis, Mo
    04/11/2016
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    Is Bifen it harmful to snakes and frogs?
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    Bifen has not proven harmful to Frogs or Snakes. It may deter the food they are preying on, but will not harm them. 

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  • Asked by Kayla from Fort Lauderdale, Fl
    11/17/2016
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    How long does Bifen I/T to kill a tick?
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    When using Bifen IT for ticks, there can be several variables. How long it takes the ticks to die after they come into contact with a treated area will depend on a number of factors, such as the age of the tick as well as how long they stayed in contact with the treated area, how long it has been since the area was treated, and the concentration that was used to treat the area. Typically it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a day or so for them to die. It can take several weeks for you to stop seeing ticks completely because ticks like to stay hidden, which also means they could be staying away from treated areas. We recommend doing follow up treatments every two weeks at the highest usage rate of 1 oz of product per gallon of water until you do not see any ticks.

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  • Asked by Rhapsody from Long Beach
    03/07/2017
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    What is the difference between bifenthrin and Bifenazate?
    I'm trying to figure out which products I should use in rotation for spider mites. What is the difference between Bifenthrin and Bifenazate? Are they safe to use in a pesticide rotation one after the other or are they basically the same?
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    Bifenthrin and Bifenazate are used to treat different types of insects. Bifenthrin is mainly for general pest control use and is an ingredient in products such as Talstar P and Bifen IT.  Bifenazate is a type of miticide and is an ingredient in products such as Floramite SC and Sirocco Miticide. We would not recommend rotating these two products for mite control. Bifenazate is a good active ingredient for spider mites, as well as Abamectin, which is the active ingredient in Avid 0.15 EC.

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  • Asked by Esb from Columbus, Oh
    03/17/2017
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    Can you mix Bifen IT with Mosquito Barrier for an effective monthly treatment??
    I typically use Mosquito Barrier for my business, but if I could add some of this in with the Mosquito Barrier I think the Bifen IT can make up for some of the shortcomings of Mosquito Barrier (particularly rainfall).
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    While you could tank mix the two, the Mosquito Barrier is going to work against the effectiveness of the Bifen I/T for probably at least the first week or two. You are spraying Bifen on surfaces moquitoes would land on and harbor in so that when they touch the treated surface they pick it up on their bodies and die from it. If you are spraying Mosquito Barrier you are using it to repel the mosquitoes away from areas you dont want them or are trying to keep them from harboring. So essentially by mixing the two together, you are repelling the mosquitoes away from the Bifen I/T so it would not affect them. Outside of an initial contact kill the mosquito barrier isn't going to provide killing action for you long term, only repellency. Bifen is actually the better product to use on a consistent basis in main target areas on the property where mosquitoes would be found, and use the Mosquito Barrier around patios and other "hangout" areas to keep them at bay until they have died from landing on the Bifen-treated surfaces. 

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  • Asked by Bob from Anna
    03/28/2017
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    How does Bifen IT compare to Temprid SC as an overall broadcast spray?
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    It depends on where you need to treat.  Bifen IT and Temprid SC are similar as both contain a synthetic pyrethroid. Both are labeled for indoor and outdoor use, but Temprid SC is not labeled for turf and ornamental treatment.  Bifen IT is labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests. They are both great insecticides and can be alternated to avoid resistance. 

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  • Asked by Mo from Pontotoi, Ms
    12/15/2017
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    Can you spray Bifen IT in the house?
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    Yes, Bifen IT can be used both indoors and outdoors.

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  • Asked by Antoine from Cave Spring, Ga
    01/09/2018
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    Which is better for general indoor and outdoor pest control -- Talstar P or Bifen IT?
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    Talstar P and Bifen IT are essentially the same product, just made by two different manufacturers.  Both contain the exact same active ingredient in the same amount.  Both are labled for over 75 insect pests and both are commonly recommended for general indoor and outdoor pest control. 

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  • Asked by John from Pineville, La
    01/13/2018
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    Are Bifen IT fumes toxic to birds?
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    We recommend that you do not apply Bifen IT when birds are present. All surfaces/areas should be completely dried and ventilated prior to the return of the birds.

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  • Asked by Lauren from Riverton, Utah
    02/18/2018
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    Will Bifen IT help with clover mites?
    We have clover mites in our windows inside and outside. There are no plants near these windows and they are not low to the ground (near grass). We have tried peppermint and also had the bug guy come out three separate occasions. The bugs die but always come back. Will Bifen IT help get rid of them and how many times would we need to spray? We also have dogs in the house is this spray harmful to them?
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    Bifen IT can be used to kill clover mites and will leave a residual of up to 30 days outside.  It will not repel them from the area but instead will continue to kill those that contact a treated surface after application.  We have a guide here with more information on treating and preventing this pest.  Pets need to be kept out of the area while products are being applied but can return once all surfaces are dry. 

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  • Asked by Edy from Sargent Texas
    06/30/2018
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    When can you water your lawn after spraying Bifen IT?
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    You can water 24 hours after applying Bifen IT.  

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  • Asked by Cat from Marion,tx
    06/30/2018
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    Can I mix Bifen IT with Archer to treat for ants?
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    Yes, Bifen IT and Archer can be mixed together to treat for ants and other listed pests. 

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  • Asked by Marie from Oklahoma
    07/29/2018
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    How long does Bifen IT take to dry?
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    Generally, after an application of Bifen IT it should take anywhere between 30 min - 1 hour to dry. After the treated area has completely dried it is safe for the pets to re-enter.

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  • Asked by Jason from Columbia, Sc
    08/04/2018
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    How much Bifen IT will I use to treat my 3/4 Acre with a Stihl backpack gas powered sprayer?
    I have a thick hedgerow of cherry larel trees along the back of my yard that seems to harbor most of my mosquitoes so I'd like to make sure I apply enough
    A

    Bifen IT is mixed at 1 fl oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft monthly to the listed exterior areas. For 3/4 acre, you will be applying approximate 33 fl oz per treatment to cover 32,670 sq ft. 

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  • Asked by Ernie from Tempe, Az
    10/15/2016
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    Why did Bifen IT mixture have no effect on a spider?
    I sprayed a strong concentration of Bifen IT mixture directly on a spider and it had no effect. Is there something I can mix with the Bifen to get spiders?
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    Bifen IT is not designed to kill on contact and even when you spray an insect directly it can take several minutes or longer to kill it.  It will help to kill the ones that contact a treated surface as well as their food source, but how long it takes to kill after application depends on age and health of the insect, how long after application they contact the treated surface and how long they spend on the treated surface.  Spiders themselves are harder to kill as they do not groom themselves and have the long legs to keep themselves off the ground and in more contact with a treated surface.  We have a great guide here for treating spiders that might also help. If you are going to be spraying spiders directly each time, you could add a product like ExciteR to Bifen to give it a faster initial knockdown only.

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  • Asked by David from Olive Branch, Ms
    10/22/2016
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    Will Bifen I/T help with fungus and white spots on crepe myrtles?
    I also have brown spots on a lot of my plants.
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    Bifen IT is for insects only and will not treat fungus or other causes of spots on plants.  It is important to identify the disease on your plants so that you can select a product that will work for your needs. You can contact your local cooperative extension office and speak to the master gardener on staff for help identifying the type of disease on your plants

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  • Asked by Chris from Princess Anne, Md
    03/25/2017
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    Can I safely mix Bifen IT with Cyzmic CS?
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    Bifen IT and Cyzmic CS should not be mixed together. It is not necessary to apply two synthetic pyrethroids in the same area. It will not improve results.

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  • Asked by Robert from Decatur, Al
    08/12/2017
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    Will Bifen IT harm sod that was planted this year?
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    You do want to spray Bifen IT  over the sod periodically to keep the rest of the population on top of the new sod down.

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  • Asked by Nic from Mcdade, Tx
    08/12/2017
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    Is Bifen IT safe for use in sheep habitat?
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    Bifen IT cannot be used on areas that will be used for grazing by animals.

     

     

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  • Asked by Jamie from Deep Run, Nc
    08/14/2017
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    Will Bifen IT kill our pet hermit crabs?
    We have some piss and fire ants coming inside. If we spray Bifen IT inside to kill the ants will it kill the hermit crabs. If harmful can re move them and then bring them back home after a period of time?
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    We recommend removing the Hermit Crabs from the rooms till after the application of Bifen IT has had time to dry. 

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