Bifen IT is not a contact kill product, it is a residual product that can take a few day to start killing the fleas or other insects that you are treating for. You need to give the product time to do what its designed for. If the infestation of fleas is extensive then you may treat again after 7-14 days. It is recommened to treat your dog, as well as treat the inside of your home. Continue to clean, wash and vaccum daily till the infestation is under control. Please take a few moments to review our Flea Treatment Guide for more information.
No, Bifen IT is labeled to be used over ornamentals, including flowers. You will use 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water. We would advise not spraying blossoms directly to protect desirable pollinating insects that may be present in the area.
Yes, Bifen IT is labeled for spiders. The mixing ratio is 1 fl oz per gallon of water. Be sure to spray the areas where spiders are present so that they will come in contact with the treated area, such as around windows, doors, etc. This can be done every 30 days as needed indoors and outdoors.
Yes, you will mix one ounce of Bifen IT and one ounce of Tekko Pro IGR per gallon of water.
Per the Bifen I/T Product Label:
Imported Fire Ants: The best control will be achieved by using broadcast treatments in combination with mound drenches. This will control present colonies along with foraging workers and newly mated flyin queens. It is critical either to use high volume treatments or to irrigate prior to application if the soil is dry. Apply 1 fl. oz. per 1,000 square feet when using broadcast treatments. For mound drenches, dilute 1 teaspoon of Bifen I/T per gallon of water and use 1 to 2 gallons of finished dilution using sufficient force to penetrate the top and allow dilution to flood ant channels. Treat a four-foot diameter around each ant mound. Application should be made in late evening or early morning when it is cooler (65° - 80° when insects are most active. NOTE: A spray rig calibrated to apply 1 fluid oz. per 1,000 square feet of Bifen I/T in 5 gallons per 1,000 square feet contains the equivalent dilution (1 teaspoon per gallon) required for fire ant mound drenches in the spray tank.
Yes, Bifen IT can be applied to any bushes, shrubs, trees, and landscaped areas as well as flowering plants like roses. However, you should minimize the spray on the actual flowering rose as you do not want it to get on any bees that help with pollination.
Bifen IT is labeled for sod webworms and can kill moths that contact a treated area. It will not work for grubs. Triple Crown would be a good all round option for lawn infesting insects.
Yes, Bifen IT will help control carpenter bees when it is applied to surfaces where the carpenter bees land. We also recommend dusting the carpenter bee holes with an insecticide dust such as Tempo Dust to help kill any larva inside. Do not plug the holes for at least 30 days after dusting to prevent the developing larva from drilling a new hole to exit.