Bifen IT is safe for pets when surfaces are completely dry, but should not be applied in areas where there will be animals grazing.
Bifen IT will kill termites that come in contact with the chemical. To eradicate termites you want to use a product that has a transfer effect. Termidor SC is a great product to use to treat termites. Please see our Termite Control Page. Scroll to the bottom of the page and find information on identification and treatment for termites.
As long as both product labels are followed with the more restrictive one taking precedence, yes, Bifen IT can be tank mixed with herbicides.
Bifen I/T woud not be recommended for controlling bedbugs at all.
If bedbugs have been found in the home you will want to follow our detailed bedbug guide which will take you through each step necessary to completely eliminate the population. As you go through the guide linked below you will see the non chemical steps (such as washing and drying clothes and linens) as well as chemical steps including where and how to use each product. Our Bed Bug kits are the best route to make sure you are using the best products on the market and without breaking the bank. Each kit is designed to treat a different size home or number of rooms, so you can choose the one best suited to the areas you have effected by the pest problem. The kits come with all the products need to do a complete treatment in all the places bed bugs can hide and enough product to complete roughly 4 repeat applications. Since every home and infestation is different you will want to do diligent and meticulous treatments with the products every 7-14 days until you can go 30 days in a row with no signs of live bed bugs and no new bites on the occupants of the home. If you have any questions regarding info you see in our guide or the products within the kits please let us know and we would be more than happy to assist you.
Bed Bug Guide- Click through the areas labeled as Identify, Inspect, Treat and Prevent
Bed Bug Kits
The label does not authorize to apply Bifen IT to any type of carpeting. You will want to focus treat the cracks and crevices of the room along baseboards, corners, door and window frames with a hand pump sprayer for a residual control. We advise to vacuuming consistently and sanitizing the treated area will help eliminate the fleas quicker. We also suggest using an IGR (insect growth regulator) such as Archer IGR to prevent the future infestation from developing for a better control.
Bifen IT is still the most cost effective professional grade general insecticide on the market. Mix at 1 oz. per gallon of water.
Keep in mind that, when used as directed, Bifen IT is diluted at 1 oz. per gallon of water. This is only a large enough amount active ingredient to kill small insects. This small amount should not be harmful to your cat. Rule of thumb is to keep pets out of the treated area for about 1 hour to allow it to dry.
Per the product label, Bifen IT should be applied a coarse, low pressure, crack and crevice or spot spray to areas where pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas.
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.
When treating for chinch bugs with Bifen IT, it is recommended that you do a second treatment 21-30 days after the first treatment. You will use 1 fl. oz. of product per gallon of water. This will treat 1000 square feet. Be sure to water the product in at least 0.5 inches after it has been applied.