Bifen IT - Questions & Answers

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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.
    A
    Bifen IT will treat ticks. You want to mix at a rate of 1fl oz per one gallon of water.
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  • Asked by Rita from Owensboro, Ky
    07/20/2017
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    Does Bifen IT kill lightning bugs?
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    Bifen IT could harm lightning bugs/fireflies if they land on a treated surface long enough to receive a lethal dosage.

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  • Asked by Sam from Chicago, Il
    07/12/2018
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    What is an alternative to Bifen IT so insects don't build resistence?
    I want to switch off to another insecticide so the insects don't become resistant to it. What insecticide do you recommend switching to and how often should I switch?
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    We would suggest rotating with Transport Mikron or Permethrin SFR 36.8% for general pest control applications. Typically you can rotate about every year or if you notice a decrease in effectiveness you can rotate sooner.  

     

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  • Asked by Brian from Atlanta, Ga
    04/01/2012
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    Does Bifen IT kill stinkbug eggs that are laid on windows when sprayed??
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    Bifen IT  is not labeled to kill stink bug eggs only the active nymphs and the adults. Most insecticides will not kill insect eggs because the outer shells of the insect eggs protect them from the insecticides.
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  • Asked by Ernie from Tempe, Az
    10/15/2016
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    Why did Bifen IT mixture have no effect on a spider?
    I sprayed a strong concentration of Bifen IT mixture directly on a spider and it had no effect. Is there something I can mix with the Bifen to get spiders?
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    Bifen IT is not designed to kill on contact and even when you spray an insect directly it can take several minutes or longer to kill it.  It will help to kill the ones that contact a treated surface as well as their food source, but how long it takes to kill after application depends on age and health of the insect, how long after application they contact the treated surface and how long they spend on the treated surface.  Spiders themselves are harder to kill as they do not groom themselves and have the long legs to keep themselves off the ground and in more contact with a treated surface.  We have a great guide here for treating spiders that might also help. If you are going to be spraying spiders directly each time, you could add a product like ExciteR to Bifen to give it a faster initial knockdown only.

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  • Asked by Lex from Opp, Al
    04/11/2014
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    How often should I treat yard with bifen i/t to kill mole crickets in south Alabama
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    You should apply Bifen IT once every 30 days for mole crickets in S. Alabama.
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  • Asked by Jason from Wisconsin
    06/08/2014
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    What is the best concentrate to rid mosquitoes, will use an ATV sprayer.
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    Bifen IT would be a great choice for mosquitoes.  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 Ryan from Mankato, Mn
    04/07/2015
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    Bifen IT for Springtails
    I purchased this product from you at the end of last summer. I own a split level home and I have springtails crawling around on my basement floor and on the wood above the sil plate. Anyway I mixed 2 oz of bifen it to a bit less than 2 gal of water and sprayed. In less than 2 hours I have springtails crawling directly over the area that I sprayed with no ill effects. So? This is actually the 2nd time that I've sprayed. The first time the same thing occured.
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    Bifen IT is labeled for springtails. Depending on how healthy the springtail is and how long it spends on a surface treated by the Bifen IT, will depend on how long it actually takes for each individual one to die. It could be hours or even a day. Also, if you are not treating the main nest, and only the satellite colony, you are only be temporarily fixing your problem. More will appear as they continue to migrate and you will need to fix the moisture issue in your home that is attracting the springtails as well. Until the moisture is gone or the main nest is found and eliminated, you will have an ongoing battle with the pest.
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  • Asked by James from Murray Ky
    05/26/2019
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    Will Bifen IT get rid of brown recluse spiders?
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    Bifen IT is specifically labeled for a number of medically significant spiders including Black Widow, Brown Recluse and Hobo Spiders. It is important to remember that Bifen IT does not give an immediate knockdown but instead works over a period of several hours to kill spiders that have come into contact with the product. Bifen IT will also help to get rid of the insects that spiders feed on and that will help to stop new spiders from moving in. Indoors, spray around all baseboards, door frames, window frames, under appliances, in closets and storage rooms and in areas where utilities enter into the structure. Outdoors you should spray around the bottom of the foundation, on the ground adjacent to the foundation, door frames, window frames and places where the utilities enter into the structure. Brown recluse spiders are a bit trickier to eliminate because they often stay hidden in areas where people do not or cannot spray. We recommend that in addition to the Bifen IT, you also use glueboards in areas where spraying would not be appropriate and to help monitor the infestation (cabinets, closets, under furniture, storage areas)

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  • Asked by Bill from Port Charlotte, Fl
    10/31/2014
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    How to control Noseeums?
    I live on a canal in FL that has a ton of noseeums...what is the best method to control them in my yard?
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    Bifen IT is a very popular product to apply outdoors to a yard for noseeums.  We also have a great article for them here.
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  • Asked by Jeff from Manteca, Ca
    03/06/2014
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    Should I continue using Bifen I/T or switch to another general purpose insecticide?
    I am currently using Bifen I/T for my exterior home spraying every 3 months. The bottle is nearly empty and I need to purchase more. Would it be best to continue with this product or switch to another product? I remember reading that insects can build up an immunity so it is good to change from time to time. I have had very good luck with Bifen I/T in getting rid of my ants and spiders. If you do recommend changing, then what do you recommend? Thanks!
    A
    It normally takes many years for insects to build a resistancy to insecticides. If you are still experiencing good results from Bifen I/T then I would recommend continuing with Bifen I/T. The price and effectiveness cannot be matched.
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  • Asked by Charles from Greenville, Nc
    06/26/2018
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    If my vegetable garden was mistakenly sprayed with bifen would the vegetables still be edible if washed off?
    Vegetable garden was sprayed with bifen, wanted to know if the crops were thoroughly cleaned if they would be ok, or would I need to get rid of them and restart
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    Edible vegetation treated with Bifen IT should be discarded and not consumed. You should not consume anything in the area treated for one full growing season.

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  • Asked by Ray from Bartlett, Il
    07/28/2015
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    How does Bifen IT work on bumble bees?
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    Bifen IT will kill any bees that land on the treated surfaces, especially if they are foraging. It offers a 30 day outdoor residual and eradicates over 75 other listed insects. We recommend avoiding spraying on flowering plants or in other areas where pollinators may be active. You should also avoid spraying in the middle of the day when these insects are most active.

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  • Asked by Chan from Pelham,alabama
    04/08/2015
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    Is Bifen IT safe around lake house perimeter?
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    Bifen IT would be safe depending on how close the house is to the actual lake as it is toxic to aquatic invertabretes so you would not want to happy where drift or runoff could go into the lake. If you are closer to the lake and runoff could be an issue, Essentria IC3 would be a better product. Essentria is safe to use around aquatic life and it will work great for mosquitoes and many other insects. 
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  • Asked by Arthur from Canton,ga
    02/13/2013
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    Will Bifen IT kill Kudzu bugs?
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    Bifen IT will kill kudzu bugs that land on treated surfaces. We recommend using the 1 fl oz of Talstar per gallon of water usage rate for the best results.
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  • Asked by Mike from Sc
    06/28/2015
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    What if my pets ingested Bifen IT?
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    We would recommend contacting a veterinarian if your pet ingests Bifen IT and exhibits signs that they have been poisoned. We do recommend making sure that pets are out of the area until the product has completely dried.
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  • Asked by Andrea from Acequia, Idaho
    04/11/2016
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    What pests does Bifen IT kill?
    Does it kill chiggers, fleas of different types, bed bugs?
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    Bifen IT is labeled to kill chiggers, fleas and bed bugs (not in residential areas) along with 75 other different insects commonly found around the house hold. 

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