It is safe for children and pets after the Bifen IT application is completely dry.
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.
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.
Bifen IT should NOT be applied to livestock. We do carry other products that can be applied for insect control safely on livestock including Hi-Yield Lawn, Garden, Pet and Livestock Insect Control.
Yes, Bifen IT can be used to treat cutworms. Per the product label: "Postpone irrigation or mowing for 24 hours after application to obtain the best possible control. Higher treatment rates (up to 1 fluid oz. per 1000 square feet) may be necessary if high pest pressure exists and if the grass is maintained taller than 1 inch."
Bifen IT is labeled for millipedes and will kill them when used according to the Bifen IT product label. We recommend using 1 fl oz of Bifen IT per gallon of water for the fastest knockdown and the longest lasting residual. Millipedes are usually going to frequent areas where there are high levels of moisture. There are some non-chemical things you can do to help make your property less favorable to millipedes:
Step 1) Non chemical Methods of Millipede Control
Eliminate Favorable Conditions:
No, Bifen IT is not labeled for use on your couch. We would recommend getting a proper identification to find out exactly what you are dealing with. We would be happy to assist with getting the best product for your needs.
Bifen It should be applied and dried prior to rainfall within 24 hrs. Were the treated areas dry prior to the rain?
Bifen IT should NOT be applied to tomatoes or anything else that is edible. We do carry Triple Action Plus Plus with 70% Neem Oil . It is an insecticide, miticide, and even an fungicide that can be used up to the day of harvest and reapplied every 14 days. It is safe to apply and is labeled for tomato horn worms. Please refer to the product label for complete mixing and application instructions prior to application.
Bifen IT can take several minutes or longer to kill a listed pest that contacts the treated surfaces. It is mixed at 1 fl oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft monthly to the exterior areas and quarterly to the interior crevices. Eliminating springtails can take time. Springtails indicate that there is a moisture issue because they breed in walls or under slabs where a moisture issue may exist. Typically, pesticides alone will not take care of a springtail problem. It is required to fix whatever moisture issue is causing the problem. You should read our "How To Get Rid of Springtails" article for further information.