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  • Asked by Carole from Tavares, Fl
    03/22/2017
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    Is Bifen IT safe for hibiscus bushes to kill whitefooted ants?
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    Yes, Bifen IT is safe for Hibiscus bushes and it's labeled to kill ants, we would just recommend to avoid spraying the blooms.

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  • Asked by Kathrin from San Antonio, Tx
    05/23/2014
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    How do I get rid of Springtails that I'm seeing in the toilet?
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    A presence of springtails means there is usually a moisture issue under the house or around the house.  Springtail eradication depends on eliminating the moisture source.  If the springtails are breeding from under the slab, then the granules around the outside of the house will not effect them and they will be able to get into the house.  It is imperative to correct any moisture issues or water that puddles up against the house.  You could use Bifen IT inside and on the house outside for some extra killing power in addition to the granules.

    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

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  • Asked by Greg
    05/13/2019
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    Can I mist my carpet for fleas using Bifen IT?
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    Bifen IT is not labeled for flea treatment indoors, just for crack and crevice treatment. We recommend our Indoor Flea Kit for this pest. We have more tips in our Flea Treatment Guide here.

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  • Asked by Lesha from Saratoga, Tx
    06/13/2018
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    Can I use Bifen IT to treat for crazy ants?
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    Bifen IT has not been shown to be very effective at controlling Raspberry Crazy Ants. Termidor SC  used outdoors and Phantom used indoors have been the most effective products to control crazy Raspberry Ants. Ant baits and synthetic pyrethroid insecticides do not seem to do an effective job controlling this ant species. Texas A&M University has done extensive research regarding these ants and you can find detailed articles on their extension website.

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  • Asked by Andrew from Dallas, Texas
    11/29/2019
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    Is there another product with longer residual other than Bifen IT in the Texas heat?
    I've been using Bifen IT here in the Dallas summer heat and it's been doing ok. I spray on concrete, around our house and all of our flower / garden areas. We live next to a pond/lake and trying to control mostly spiders, mites, mosquitoes, silverfish, fire ants, crane fly.
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    Bifen IT is a great product for all the insects you have mentioned, but another good product to be used outdoors is Cyzmic CS. That is because Cyzmic CS has a CapVantage Micro Encapsulation which means that each droplet of insecticide is encased in a protective microscopic capsule, providing a long residual, even in direct sunlight or other harsh weather conditions. The only insect Cyzmic CS is not labeled for that you mentioned is crane flies. Most products are still only going to provide a 30 day residual outdoors in the summer. Be sure to check out our Pest Guides for more details about the most common structural pests.

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  • Asked by Michael
    04/26/2018
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    My Bifen IT was exposed to freezing temps. Will that alter its effectiveness?
    Forgot to take the container out of my shed over the winter.
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    It is not recommended to leave any type of chemical in areas where they could freeze or over heat because of the potential for the chemical to break down. According to the manufacturer, as long as the Bifen IT was only exposed to sub freezing temperatures for a short period of time and the product looks exactly the same as before it was exposed, it should be fine. 

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  • Asked by Lee from Castaluan Springs, Tn
    09/25/2018
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    Can I use Bifen IT on linens and pillows?
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    Bifen IT  should NOT be applied to beds, pillows or linens. It can be applied in cracks and crevices only indoors. 

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  • Asked by Brad from Elm City, Nc
    05/28/2019
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    What is the best way to apply Bifen IT for mosquitoes, and other bugs? As a broadcast?
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    When applying Bifen IT outdoors for a variety of insects you are absolutely able to apply it as a broadcast spray. You will need 1 fl oz of product diluted into 1 gallon of water for every 1,000 sq ft of space you need to treat. When you are treating for mosquitoes the key is to apply it to all shrubs, trees, and other foliage around the house or patio where you are trying to provide relief. It should be directed not only on top of the leaves and plants but on the underside of the leaves as well which is where the mosquitoes hang out. This product can also be applied to your lawn, exterior of your home for barrier insect control and indoors to control current infestations. Make applications every 30 days for optimum control. 

     

    Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes for more information on a successful program.

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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 Cody from Nc
    09/23/2019
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    Can Bifen IT be sprayed on newly seeded Fescue?
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    Yes, Bifen IT will not harm, inhibit, or promote any kind of growth in turf grass.

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  • Asked by Garrett
    08/19/2019
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    What is the annual rate (oz) for Bifen IT?
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    Bifen IT can be applied quarterly to interior cracks and crevices and monthly to listed exterior areas at 1 fl oz per gallon per 1,000 sq ft.

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  • Asked by Kit from Chandler, Az
    06/03/2018
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    Can I mix Bifen I/T with Onslaught FastCap Spider & Scorpion Insecticide?
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    There is no valid reason to mix synthetic pyrethroids such as Bifen IT and Onslaught Fastcap together.  This would not make either product work better or produce better results.  However, it could make treated areas repellent to bugs, lessening the effectiveness of the treatment.  Neither product can do its job of killing insects if the insects are avoiding the treated areas.

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  • Asked by Rodney from Dayton, Tx
    08/25/2019
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    Does Bifen IT require a surfactant?
    If I add a surfactant to Biden, will it lower the effectiveness of the chemical? I’m wanting this to linger in the trees and bushes at border of property. I have a rather large ditch/ community drainway right next to my property.
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    Bifen IT does not require the use of a surfactant unless you are treating for mites and/or spider mites per the product label.

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  • Asked by Bob from Covington
    07/21/2015
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    When treating spruce spider mites, how often should Bifen IT be rotated with other miticides?
    Trying to determine if Bifen IT can be effective with repeat applications or whether I should use another miticide if I need retreat my arborvitae in 30 days.
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    When using Bifen IT or other insecticides/miticides, we would recommend switching miticides every 30 days or so.

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  • Asked by C from Hoover, Al
    03/12/2018
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    Is it ok to treat edibles with Bifen out of season?
    I have a small indoor citrus on which I can not kill spider mites. Is it ok to kill the mites with Bifen and not eat any fruit until next season?
    A

    Bifen IT can be used on non-bearing fruit and nut trees that will not produce a harvestable crop during the season of application.

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  • Asked by Emmanuel from Florida
    12/15/2016
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    Does Bifen IT kill carpenter ants?
    It says it has 3 months residual effect - is that only for indoors or will it last that long outdoors as well? So after 24 hours, it is rain proof for 3 months (more or less)?
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    Yes, Bifen IT is labeled to eliminate carpenter ants. The residual indoors is 90 days and 30 days outdoors. This product can be used as a broadcast across your lawn as well. It is rainproof after 6 hours.

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  • Asked by Mike from Chattanooga, Tn
    03/01/2017
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    What respirator for fogging Bifen IT?
    Backpack sprayer application of Bifen it. What respirator to use?
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    Bifen IT cannot be used in any type of fogging application. When using in a backpack sprayer you can use a respirator like the Comfo Classic but generally it is not needed unless you cannot get to fresh free flowing area.  A standard N95 mask is the basic recommendation.

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  • Asked by Lane from Prosperity, Sc
    06/13/2014
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    Is Bifen IT the same as Bifenthrin?
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    Bifen IT is the name of the product but it does contain bifenthrin which is the active ingredient of the product.
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  • Asked by Moe from Tucson
    03/12/2019
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    What is the maximum wind speed where Bifen IT can be used?
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    Per the product label, do not apply Bifen IT when wind speed exceeds 10 MPH.

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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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