Yes, Bifen IT is safe for Hibiscus bushes and it's labeled to kill ants, we would just recommend to avoid spraying the blooms.
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
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.
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.
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.
Bifen IT should NOT be applied to beds, pillows or linens. It can be applied in cracks and crevices only indoors.
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.
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.
Yes, Bifen IT will not harm, inhibit, or promote any kind of growth in turf grass.
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.
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.
When using Bifen IT or other insecticides/miticides, we would recommend switching miticides every 30 days or so.
Bifen IT can be used on non-bearing fruit and nut trees that will not produce a harvestable crop during the season of application.
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.
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.