Bifen IT - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Jenny
    08/03/2010
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    Is Bifen IT safe for domestic pets?
    I have three dogs, and I am scared to use chemicals.
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    Bifen IT is safely used in thousands of homes across the country everyday. Bifen IT is safe for use around pets when used according to the label. You should always keep children and pets away from the away while you are treating, and then once the treatment is dry it is perfectly safe to allow pets to re-enter the area
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  • Asked by Pat from Fort Smith Arkansas
    04/12/2012
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    How many ounces of Bifen IT per 1 gallon of water??
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    For most applications you can use 1 oz of Bifen It per gallon of water. For more specific usage instructions please refer to the Bifen IT product label.
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  • Asked by Bob
    05/23/2010
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    How does Bifen IT compare to Bifen XTS and Permethrin for mosquito control?
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    Bifen I/T is our most popular choice for mosquito control.  The Bifen XTS is the same product, just in a higher concentration.  For mosquito control you do not need the higher concentration, it is not necessary.  Bifen I/T would also be a better solution then permethrin because permethrin breaks down quicker in sunlight and the Bifen I/T only needs to be applied every 30 days whereas permethrin would need to be applied every two weeks.  The most important thing to remember when treating for mosquitoes is that they hang out on the underside of leaves and shrubs.  You should treat all shrubs, bushes and trees around the outside patio or wherever you hang out at around the house.  You should also treat the tree line in your yard near the forest if one exists.  Remember to not only treat the main bush or shrub but also the underside of the leaves. 
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  • Asked by Howard
    09/26/2009
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    What type of weather should I put the Bifen IT out in? Rainy, cold, hot?
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    All of our liquid insecticides including Bifen IT should be applied in dry weather, not rainy weather.  All of the liquid insecticides are made to bond to dry surfaces and will last longer when applied when it is dry and not going to rain for at least 24 hours.  The temperature does not matter as much.  It can be applied in hot or cold weather, but it must be dry and not wet to work at its highest potential.
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  • Asked by Linda
    03/08/2011
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    Is Bifenthrin good on active termite control?
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    Bifenthrin products used to be considered a good form of termite treatment, but bifenthrin acts as a repellent and now a days almost all professional termite companies are using non-repellents, such as Termidor SC or Dominion 2L.  We have a great article called How To Do A Termite Treatment that explains how to perform a treatment using a non-repellent termiticide.
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  • Asked by Ladana
    09/18/2010
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    How long is Bifen IT effective on roaches?
    We discovered that our roaches are worse than we thought. How long does it take to kill them? After it dries, is it still working or does it just kill if they are directly sprayed with it?
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    Bifen IT does leave a residual and will continue killing long after it dries.  Typically, for roach problems you would want to apply every 30 days.  However, for most roach infestations spraying alone is not enough.  Using a roach bait up in the cabinets and drawers along with spraying down low under and behind appliances and along baseboards is the best way to eradicate a roach problem. Of course, sanitation and cleanliness also has to be a part of the plan.
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  • Asked by Honey
    07/29/2009
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    Can Bifen IT be used inside and be effective for household pest control?
    Everything I read pertained to spraying outside. We feed and protect birds and some other fun critters that I don't want to hurt such as chameleons, rabbits and other things that eat from the ground.
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    Bifen IT is considered a general use insecticide and is labeled for outside and inside use. It is odorless, and very safe to use around children or pets. The general rule is that while spraying you keep children or pets in another room or outside to play. After about one hour, it should be dry and it is perfectly safe to allow kids and/or pets back in the room. This product is only strong enough to kill tiny insects, and would have no effect on animals like rabbits, etc.

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  • Asked by Carl
    03/04/2011
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    What is the shelf life of Bifen IT?
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    Bifen IT should be used within 3 years of the date of purchase. It is important to store insecticides out of direct sunlight and out of extreme temperatures.
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  • Asked by Will from Fayetteville Nc
    04/13/2015
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    Will Bifen IT kill bed bugs?
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    Bifen IT will kill bed bugs that come in contact with it. To eradicate bed bugs you want to use one of our proven bed bug kits. 
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  • Asked by Chas from Manvel
    04/28/2014
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    Does Bifen IT kill mosquitoes?
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    Bifen IT will kill mosquitos very well! We recommend using 1oz Bifen IT into one gallon water and applying the solution to the underside of leaves on trees and bushes and also the underside of the eaves of yoru house as these are the palces mosquitoes rest during the heat of the day. 
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  • Asked by Gary from Evansville, In
    08/01/2012
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    Is there a shelf life on mixed Bifen IT solution??
    After mixing Bifen IT with water, is there a time period during which the mixed solution must be used before it becomes ineffective? I like to keep the remainder of the mixed product in a sprayer for later use, but am wondering if it will degrade quickly once mixed with water. Thank you Gary Black
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    You should never store product in your sprayer as it will weaken the gaskets and other pieces within the sprayer shortening the life of the sprayer. Bifen IT should be used up within 24 hours of diluting it with water. The longer an insecticide stands in a diluted state the less effective it becomes.
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  • Asked by Rodney from North Ms
    03/19/2012
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    Will Bifen IT kill Carpenter Bees?
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    Bifen IT will help control carpenter bees when it is applied to surfaces where the carpenter bees land. You need to use 1 oz of Bifen IT per gallon of water when treating for carpenter bees.
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  • Asked by Dj
    02/13/2010
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    Is Bifen IT safe on fruit trees and vegetable gardens?
    I am concerned about wind drift with direct contact absorption and indirect absorption from the soil.
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    Bifen IT is not labeled to apply to fruit bearing trees, vegetable gardens, or any other type of plant that will be harvested or eaten.  You should not apply this product on a windy day where wind drift may be a possibility if fruit trees or vegetables are nearby.  We do carry a products that can be applied to edible vegetation, please click the link below.

    Edible Vegetation Products

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  • Asked by Kevin from Houston Tx
    05/28/2014
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    What is a general insecticide I can spray that is pet friendly inside and out of house?
    spiders water bugs all types of little bugs im in Houston they get in from leaving door open windows I don't know
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    Bifen IT insecticide is comparable to the very popular Talstar, but is much less expensive. Bifen IT provides excellent control of over 75 insect pests, leaves a long-lasting residual for up to 3 months indoors and one moth outdoors, is odorless, non-staining, dries clear and is safe around children and pets when used as directed.  Bifen IT and the other bifenthrin products can be used both indoors and outdoors, on lawns and ornamentals, and even in the kitchen. Be sure to keep pets out of the treated area until it has a chance to fully dry. Once completely dry, Bifen IT is completely safe for your pets.
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  • Asked by Nicholle from Muskegon,mi
    08/12/2011
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    Is Bifen harmless if my pet chews/eats grass after it dries
    My dog tends to chew on grass occasionally and ingest it. If it is dry and my dog does this will Bifen be harmful to her?
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    Bifen IT should not cause any problems for your pets even if they chew on the grass where the product has been applied.
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  • Asked by John from Ny
    05/13/2015
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    why does Bifen IT have 2 pour spouts?
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     Bifen IT has two pour spouts because one is for measuring. You squeeze the bottom of the bottle and the product will go up the straw on the side and into the measuring cup to be mixed. 
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  • Asked by Helen from Pearland, Texas
    08/24/2011
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    Will Bifen IT effect toads and lizards?
    We bought Bifen IT to control Rasberry ants in our yard and around the foundation of the house. What affect will it have on toad frogs and lizards that live in our flower beds?
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    Other than eliminating the food source of the toads and lizards, Bifen IT when mixed correctly is only strong enough to kill small insects and will have no effect on lizards or anything of that size or larger.
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  • Asked by Jackie
    07/07/2010
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    Can I use Bifen IT on fleas that are infesting the inside of our home?
    I see that Bifen IT works for fleas outside, but I don't see that it is recommended inside? I did notice that it doesn't stain carpet etc, so why don't they recommend it? Have I missed something?
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    Bifen IT is labeled for cracks, crevices and wall voids only indoors, meaning that you could not spray it over carpeted areas or on furniture, the places that fleas are most likely to develop. Ultracide would be a great choice for indoor flea control. Ultracide contains both an insecticide to kill the active biting adult fleas and an IGR to help control developing flea eggs, larva and pupa. For most effective control, vacuum before treating and everyday for the next two weeks, be sure to change the bag or empty the reservoir immediately after vacuuming. A second treatment should be applied after 14 days.

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  • Asked by Edward
    08/25/2009
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    Will Bifen IT kill bagworms?
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    Yes, Bifen IT is labeled to kill bagworms.  Please read the product label for specific application instructions.
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  • Asked by Jacob from Port Charlotte Fl
    11/20/2014
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    What's the best pesticide for me?
    My house is surrounded by woods and I live in a low lying area in sw Florida. I have spiders in and around my house, all sorts of different kinds, small, large, black, brown. Now that it is cooler we now have a very large quantity of ticks. I have a dog and I can't even take her out without 3-6 jumping on her just while she pees every single time. My only other problem is in the summer time it is very wet in my area and we get massive amounts of Mosquitoes. I would love to have a all in one pesticide but I'm willing to buy whatever I need to make my home livable again. I have a sprayer for my house and a large sprayer for my yard. Thank you for ur help
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    Bifen is one of our number one products for spiders and mosquitoes. You can apply it indoors and out and after it has dried, rain will not wash it away. You want to re apply once every 30 days outdoors and every 2 months indoors.
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