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  • Asked by Olga from Miami
    09/09/2013
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    If I sprayed Bifen IT to my vegetables garden soil before planting, do I have to remove the soil?
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    Bifen IT is not labeled for edible vegetation and the soil should not be treated if you are planting edible crops in that area. Bifen IT has a residual that lasts even after it is applied. Please plant in a new location.
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  • Asked by Paul from Coushatta Louisiana
    06/24/2015
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    How much Bifen it do I put in a hose sprayer to treat a 1000 square feet
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    You can use between .5 and 1 ounce per gallon of water for 1000 sqft of Bifen IT. Depending on how your hose end sprayer is set up, you would need to select one of those two rates on the dial to properly dilute it.
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  • Asked by Mike from Mercer, Wisconsin
    06/05/2014
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    When using Bifen I/T 7.9% as a lawn mosquito control, will it kill the beneficial dragonflies?
    It's pleasant to watch the dragonflies gorging on mosquitoes as they fly around the yard and help us out as they feed. Since my wife already sprayed most of the turf, I hope the dragonflies (quite large ones) are not affected by alighting on the grass.
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    The Bifen IT is not a selective insecticide so were a dragon fly to land on a surface sprayed with the Bifen it could die from it. It can help to avoid main landing areas for the dragonflies if you do not want to lower the population around the home.
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  • Asked by Lance from Bossier City,la
    09/17/2014
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    Indoor application recommended for Louisiana
    I am looking to get rid of my bug man. Along with the added cost, it's really not effective. I have fleas occasionally inside. We do have a cat, but it is sufficiently treated. I always have spiders, alive and dead. All sorts of beetles and other random bugs make it through their "home barrier." Can you recommend an indoor pesticide for me to use or point me the right direction? Any info is greatly appreciated!
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    Bifen IT is an excellent general insecticide. It is labeled for over 75 different pests, fleas, spiders and beetles included. You will spray this around the baseboards and cracks and crevices in your home. It can also be used outdoors. It can be broadcast across your lawn, on shrubs, trees, flowers, etc. It is not labeled to be used on any type of edibles. The residual is up to 90 days indoors and 30 days outdoors. We would recommend removing your cat when you are spraying. Once the product is dry, it is safe for children and pets to return to the room.
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  • Asked by Andy from Goodrich, Mi
    06/16/2014
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    Is Bifen IT safe to use by a lake without harming fish?
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    Bifen IT is not designed to be used along the perimeter of lakes. It is harmful to aquatic life. You could use EcoVia, which many folks use to treat their docks for spiders and other insects.
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  • Asked by Gretchen from Newnan, Ga
    08/22/2016
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    Is Bifen IT product safe to apply to pastures where horses graze?
    Army worms are eating our Bermuda grass pastures. When would it be safe to let the horses return to the field to graze after applying the product? How long should they be kept off the field?
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    Bifen IT cannot ben used on areas what will be used for grazing by animals. Please contact your local extention office to determine how to best treat the pest you are treating. 

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  • Asked by Bing from Houston, Tx
    07/26/2015
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    Can I spray plants during temps of 90 degrees f or more in the summer with Bifen IT ?
    I have spider mites in my dessert rose . Can I spray w/ Bifen in the summer / w/ temp 90 degrees ?
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    You can spray plants with Bifen IT on days with high temps but you should refrain from spraying during the heat of the day. Instead, restrict applications to very early morning or late evening. This will prevent the sun rays from scorching the plants while they are still wet.

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  • Asked by Amoy from Chandler, Az
    09/18/2014
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    How can you prevent mosquitoes using Bifen IT
    We are living closer to golf/lake areas. More and more mosquitoes have been found around the house and some some come inside the house. Any most effective treatment should be done and how? Does Bifen kill or prevent acorpion too?
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    Bifen IT is a great product labeled for over 75 types of insects, including scorpions and  especially mosquitoes. Mix 1oz Bifen IT per 1 gallon of water and apply as a perimeter treatment or broadcast treatment over the entire property. When treating for mosquitoes, it is important to focus on the undersides of leaves, bushes, trees, shrubs, decking, eaves, etc as this is where mosquitoes will hide during the day. Pay attention to damp areas and possible consider using BTI Mosquito Dunks in areas where you have standing water.

    Bifen IT used inside the home as a crack and crevice treatment will last 90 days and 30 days outside the home as a perimeter or broadcast treatment.

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  • Asked by Melvin from Odessa, Tx
    07/28/2014
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    I purchased Bifen & Nyguard for tick control. Can this be applied with a hose end sprayer?
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    Yes, Bifen IT can be used in a hose end sprayer. You will use 1 fl. oz. of solution and 5.5 ml of Nyguard IGR per gallon of water. You will put the concentrate directly into the cannister, and the tube will automatically use how much you have on the dial. It will disperse with each gallon that comes through the hose. You will need to be as accurate as possible when using this method. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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  • Asked by Sarah from Honolulu, Hi
    10/08/2014
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    What spray can I use to get rid of brown banded roaches?
    We are living in Hawaii and it is now the rainy season. We had Ecolab come spray our home a little over 2 weeks ago, and now we have spotted a roach on our kitchen floor near the sink. I am pregnant and am worried about using pesticides, but I can have my husband do it and we can leave our home for the day. I don't want these things coming inside. We also have an ant problem here, but I am much more comfortable with ants than roaches.
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    Bifen IT is a very good general insecticide that can be used indoors and outdoors for roach and ant control. You will mix 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water. We would recommend spraying when it is not raining and will not be raining for at least 6 hours. We would also recommend using Gentrol IGR (insect growth regulator) to stop the roaches from reproducing. Once the product is dry, it is safe for you to return into the home/room where the products were sprayed. This could take 2-3 hours so you do not have to leave for the day.
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  • Asked by Steve from Hilton Head Sc
    06/03/2013
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    Pre-treating soil with Bifen prior to installing sod.
    I will be installing St. Augustine sod in an area that has moles. Would it be ok to pre-treat the soil with bifen before installing the sod? My hope is to discourage grubs that will attract moles.
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    You can absolutely spray the soil with Bifen IT prior to placing down your soil. It will help minimize activity but you will most likely still want to spray over the sod periodically to keep the rest of the population on top of the new sod down.
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  • Asked by Charlie from Brownsville, Tx
    08/22/2014
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    Which insecticide for a garden hose sprayer?
    I want to spray a large area of my yard for a variety of insects with a garden hose sprayer. I am currently using Malathion, but I was wondering if there was something better and at reasonable price.
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    Bifen IT would be a great choice.  You can use Bifen in a hand pump sprayer or with a hose end, although you will get more uniform and accurate coverage with a hand pump than you will a hose. You would typically mix 1 ounce to a gallon of water for all the insects in your yard and you can spray the bushes, yard, ornamentals and trees for mosquitoes, ants, spiders, and many other pests.
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  • Asked by Nadine from Minnesota
    08/28/2013
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    Does Bifen It detour mice?
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    No, Bifen IT is not labeled to repel mice or other rodents. It is a general pest control product for the treatment of common household insects. Please click the following link for products to control or repel mice. Mouse Control
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  • Asked by Bill from La
    04/26/2015
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    So where does the "much less expensive" part start?
    Everyone claims this is just like Talstar, but quote "much less expensive". It's nearly the exact same price!!
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    There are different sizes of Talstar P and Bifen I/T and prices can fluctuate based on fair market value at the time of purchase. If you compare the price of each product respectively to their sizes there is a substantial savings available. For example, a quart of Talstar P is priced at $36.50 right now but a quart of Bifen I/T is listed for $22.64 - That is a savings of $13.86 for the same size container! 
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  • Asked by Jay from Pearland, Tx
    09/07/2014
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    Can Bifen IT be used in a propane insect fogger?
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    You cannot use Bifen IT is a propane fogger. The heat will detroy the effectiveness of the product. You  can use Bifen product in a mist blower such as the Solo 451.
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  • Asked by Nicholas from Toledo, Oh
    05/11/2018
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    Will Bifen IT kill and prevent ticks from entering the yard?
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    Bifen IT is an insecticide that will treat for ticks as well as several other labeled insects.  It does not act as a repellent.  When applied to your yard at the proper mix rate, insects can not detect that the product is there.  The insecticide leaves a residual that kills the insects that come in contact with it.  

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  • Asked by Dennis from Sacramento, Ca
    03/08/2013
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    Will Bifen kill boxelder bugs?
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    Bifen IT will help control boxelder bugs. Be sure to read and follow the product label for best results.
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  • Asked by Rhapsody from Long Beach
    03/07/2017
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    What is the difference between bifenthrin and Bifenazate?
    I'm trying to figure out which products I should use in rotation for spider mites. What is the difference between Bifenthrin and Bifenazate? Are they safe to use in a pesticide rotation one after the other or are they basically the same?
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    Bifenthrin and Bifenazate are used to treat different types of insects. Bifenthrin is mainly for general pest control use and is an ingredient in products such as Talstar P and Bifen IT.  Bifenazate is a type of miticide and is an ingredient in products such as Floramite SC and Sirocco Miticide. We would not recommend rotating these two products for mite control. Bifenazate is a good active ingredient for spider mites, as well as Abamectin, which is the active ingredient in Avid 0.15 EC.

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  • Asked by Jamie from Deep Run, Nc
    08/14/2017
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    Will Bifen IT kill our pet hermit crabs?
    We have some piss and fire ants coming inside. If we spray Bifen IT inside to kill the ants will it kill the hermit crabs. If harmful can re move them and then bring them back home after a period of time?
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    We recommend removing the Hermit Crabs from the rooms till after the application of Bifen IT has had time to dry. 

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  • Asked by Gena from Lake Worth, Florida
    06/13/2013
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    I have ticks and Bifen I/t was recommended. Is this good for ticks?
    I have a hose sprayer. How should I mix it? I ordered the product from an out of state company. If I new you were here I would have ordered from you. I like local.
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    Bifen IT will treat ticks. You want to mix at a rate of 1fl oz per one gallon of water.
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