Bifen IT - Questions & Answers

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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.
    A
    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 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 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 Jay from St.petersburg, Fl
    10/28/2018
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    Will Bifen IT stain carpet?
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    Bifen IT should not stain anything that water would not stain when applied according to the instructions on the product label

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  • Asked by Brady from San Antonio
    04/19/2018
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    Can I use Bifen IT to control leafhoppers in Bermuda grass?
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    Yes, Bifen IT is very gentle on turfgrass and other ornamental plants. You should use 0.25 - 0.5 oz per 1,000 square feet to treat leafhoppers.

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  • Asked by Linda from Camas, Wa
    06/07/2019
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    Are Nyguard and Bifen IT safe for house plants?
    If so how should I apply for fungus gnats
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    Bifen IT is safe on house plants on the foliage.  Nyguard is not labeled for this use.  For fungus gnats you would be using as a soil drench to treat.  The other option is to allow the soil to dry out completely as this will kill any larvae in the soil.

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  • Asked by Kathy from Bay City, Tx
    09/08/2016
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    Can we use Bifen IT on our hay meadow?
    The hay will be cut, bailed & stored for eventual consumption by our cattle. Is this recommended if Bifen IT is applied? If so, is there a time period that we should wait after applying Bifen and harvesting the hay.
    A

    Bifen IT cannot be applied to hay intended to be consumed by animals. We would recommend to use Evergreen Pyrethrum.  Be sure to wait a week or two after application to harvest. 

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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 Traci from Wagener, Sc
    06/13/2018
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    Will Bifen IT affect the butterflies in my yard?
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    Bifen IT is not labeled for beneficial insects like butterflies.  However, it is not really selective so it has the potential to kill them if they come in contact with a treated area.  To avoid contacting beneficial insects, apply in the early morning or late evening when they are less active in the area.

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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?
    A
    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 Willam from Coats, Nc
    04/04/2016
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    Can Bifen IT be used to control pecan weevil?
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    Bifen IT cannot be applied to edible vegetation. We would recommend using a product like Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic Drench.  This product is labeled for boring weevils in Pecan trees.

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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 George from Nj
    06/14/2017
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    I have earwigs inside my house. Will Bifen I/T work? Is it safe to use if I have kids?
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    Bifen I/T is a great product for earwigs and a large variety of other insects as well.  You will spray Bifen indoors around baseboards and cracks and crevices, and outdoors around window and door frames, and around the foundation of the home 2-3 feet up on the side and 2-3 feet out on the ground. Earwigs like moisture and dark areas so if you have any mulch or pinestraw against the home or close by in the yard, turn those areas to help dry them out and soak them down with the Bifen to help kill anything living there.  Children as well as anyone other than the person applying the product need to be out of the area being treated while the product is being applied and until everything is fully dry.  Once all surfaces are dry it is completely safe for everyone to return. 

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  • Asked by Ross from Woodstock, Ga
    03/28/2019
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    Can I use Bifen IT on my yard after it has been aerated and seeded? Is there a time frame I should wait?
    Yard is being aerated and seeded tomorrow morning. Can I use Bifen IT same day to kill mosquitos?
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    There is no waiting period to apply Bifen IT after aeration or seeding. 

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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 Vaman from Naples, Fl
    11/26/2016
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    Does Bifen IT control small lake flies?
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    You can apply Bifen IT indoors and outdoors for flies in general as long as you make sure none of the spray winds up in the lake. If contaminating the lake is a concern for you there is a product called Essentria IC3 that can be used around water without worry of hurting any aquatic life.  Essentria IC3 is a broad-spectrum natural insecticide that works just as well as the synthetic insecticides but without the aquatic toxicity issue.

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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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