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  • Asked by Ken from Fort Mill Sc
    07/02/2014
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    I am a beekeeper. Will Bifen IT hurt my bees?
    Mosquitos are a problem for my family. I have rigged up my sprayer to my leaf blower and this gives me very good coverage to the underside of leaves. I do have flowers that the bees visit.
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    Bifen IT is highly toxic to bees. You can reduce the risk to your bees by keeping applications away from areas where the bees are actively foraging and at times when the bees are not active in general. You may also consider using Mavrik Perimeter insecticide for outdoor pests, which is non-repellent and non-toxic to honeybees after it is dried. You will want to read the product label to see if this fits your needs.
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  • Asked by Hurley
    05/31/2010
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    I have clover mites. I got rid of them last year with Tempo SC Ultra but they have came back this year.
    Demand G controls mites, but does not specify the clover mite. Can you confirm? I also plan on using Bifen It for perimeter of house. Would demand G granules and Bifen IT be a good combo?
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    Demand G granules will control clover mites, but our most popular product for clover mites has always been bifenthrin products like the Bifen IT.  Demand G Granules would be a good one, two punch for your yard, but spraying Bifen on the house 2 feet up and 2 feet out and underneath siding will do a better job than anything keeping clover mites away.  Unfortunately these pests seem to come back every year once the moisture comes and the weather gets warm. 
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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 Marcelo from Cumming, Ga
    03/22/2017
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    How much does 96oz of Bifen IT cover for flea and tick treatment on bermuda grass?
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    The 96 oz of Bifen IT will make 96 to 192 gallons giving you a coverage of 4 acres. But, please keep in mind that the Bifen alone will not eradicate fleas. You will also need to mix in an IGR to break down the reproductive cycle. Bifen kills the adults that come in contact with it, but then you still have the immature fleas growing and then reproducing. It is a constant battle without the IGR. We recommend Nyguard as an additive to the Bifen and it will last up to 7 months.

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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 John from Corunna, Mi
    06/30/2015
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    Bifen IT was used near raspberry bushes, what to do?
    My wife sprayed the lawn and around the house with Bifen I/T at a rate of 1 oz/ gallon. While spraying she became concerned that she may have gotten some on our raspberry bushes and within 10-15 minutes of spraying she thoroughly sprayed them with clear well water. Should we be concerned about eating the raspberries as they are ready to be harvested?
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    It is typically recommended to dispose of anything edible that could have been sprayed during a treatment with Bifen IT.
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  • Asked by Tony from Hampshire, Il
    08/01/2018
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    Will Bifen IT kill my grass?
    I saw a reviewed on another site who claimed this killed their grass? What happens if I don't dilute Bifen IT enough?
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    Bifen IT is safe for ornamentals and for turf grasses, when used at the label rates.  Apply at 1 oz per 1,000 sqft for most insects with a minimum of .5 gallons per 1,000 sqft.  

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  • Asked by Ro from El Paso
    05/23/2015
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    Can Bifen IT be used in a commercial kitchen? If not, what would be ideal for a commercial kitchen?
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    Bifen IT can be applied to the cracks and crevices of food handling establishments. Please read through the product label for specific instructions on this type of application prior to use.
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  • Asked by Barry from Santa Rosa, Ca
    04/24/2017
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    How much Bifen IT should I use per 1 gallon of water to kill ants?
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    Bifen IT is mixed at the rate of 1 oz. per gallon of water for ants.  You may want to take a look at our Ant Control Guide for more information and tips on treating and preventing ants. 

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  • Asked by Denise from Cascade, Wi
    09/30/2014
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    How long between applications for general maintenance?
    How long does it need to be between spraying for general maintenance (house)?
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    With products such as Bifen IT, you will spray outdoors every 30 days and indoors every 90 days for general pest control maintenance. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Grant from Cedar Rapids Iowa
    07/09/2018
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    Can you apply Bifen IT to lawns, flowers, shrubs and trees?
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    Yes, Bifen IT can be broadcast across your lawn, sprayed on ornamentals, trees, shrubs and flowers. It should not be sprayed on edibles. You will use 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water. 

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  • Asked by Eric from Austin, Tx
    05/30/2013
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    I accidentally sprayed my fig tree with 1 oz per gallon mixture, what should I do?
    Did I ruin this year's crop if they are babies now?
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    We do not recommend using Bifen It in or on fruit bearing trees. Please contact Control Solutions to see if they can help you trouble shoot this. You can reach this manufacturer at 281-892-2500.
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  • Asked by Steve from Corpus Christi, Tx
    08/18/2014
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    What is the best pesticide to use for indoors and outdoors?
    My pest control person I had used to spray some pesticide that would kill almost everything. I liked it because it would kill roaches from neighbors trying to come over and would find them all around my fence after spraying the perimeter and ants/spiders and you could spray it on plants, shrubs, trees, and around the lawn.
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    We would recommend using Bifen IT. It is a general insecticide that can be sprayed around the perimeter of your home outdoors, on flowers, trees, shrubs, etc. It is not labeled to be sprayed on any type of edibles. Bifen IT can also be sprayed indoors around the cracks and crevices and baseboards. It lasts for up to 90 days indoors and 30 days outdoors.
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  • Asked by Javier from United States
    06/23/2014
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    What would you recommend for general pest control around a new home?
    Want to know what products to use and a schedule to do my own work for pest around the home and lawn. I have St. Augustine grass and have a pond behind my home.
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    Our most popular general use product is called Bifen IT.  It is widely used by pest control companies because it is labeled for almost every insect you could have a problem with and you can use it outside the home as well as inside, it is odorless and very safe for use around children and pets.  It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water in a one gallon hand pump sprayer.  It will last for 60 to 90 days outside in between treatments.  It is also labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests including Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, and other leaf eating pests. We recommend treating once a month in the waremst months of the year and then every 90 days when it is cold and pests are less active. Be sure to stay at least 15 ft away from the pond and do not spray on windy or rainy days to avoid having the product drift in to the pond.
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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 Donna from Soddy Daisy, Tn
    05/13/2016
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    Will the Bifen IT kill the redworms in my yard or make the worms poisonous to my birds if the eat the worms?
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    We are not sure what type of worm would be considered a "red worm" as you have described.  If you are referring to earthworms, Bifen IT is not labeled for earthworms, because they are a beneficial but it may cause harm to them if they contact a treated area.  Though they are pretty protected by the mucus on their bodies. This small amount of product needed to kill tiny insects would not be enough to harm a bird if they were to ingest a worm that would have contacted the product.

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  • Asked by Tim from Sacramento, California
    12/19/2011
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    Should I use ant bait (both gel and granular) before applying Bifen IT to get rid of sweet ants?
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    We recommend using the bait products first and then following up with the Bifen IT. If you spray the Bifen IT in the same place as you use the baits you will make the baits less appealing to the ants and you risk the bait not getting back to the colony because the ants could die too quickly.
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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 Randy from Lubbock, Tx
    07/22/2018
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    What is a good general insecticide for indoor extermination?
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    We would recommend using a product like Bifen IT. It is labeled for over 75 different pests. It is non-staining, odorless, and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

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