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  • Asked by Alan from Durham, Nc
    09/25/2014
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    Can I recharge Bifen IT?
    Instead of dumping the surplus mixed Bifen IT somewhere, with whatever toxicicity concerns that entails, can I just keep the mix in the jug and re-dose the old mix a month or two later with a new shot of Bifen?
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    No, once Bifen IT has been mixed with water it either needs to be used or discarded within 24 hours of mixing with water. Do not let Bifen IT sit in the sprayer for longer than 24 hours as the dilution starts to separate and will clog the lines of your sprayer.

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  • Asked by Jack from Southeastern Pa
    04/14/2014
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    Why is the upper yield of quart container 3x the upper yield of the pint container
    the lower yield number of the quart container is 2x the lower yield of the pint container (32 vs 16). But the upper yield of the quart is 3x (96 vs 32) the upper yield of the pint. Shouldn't it be 64?
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    Bifen IT is mixed at .5 to 1 oz per gallon of water.  One pint of the Bifen IT will make 16-32 gallons of finished solution.  One quart will make 32- 64 gallons, while a 3/4 gallon will make 96 to 192 gallons.
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  • Asked by Craig from Bluffton Sc
    05/20/2015
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    rainfall after application
    I just applied Biffen for mole crickets and it rained right after application. Do I need to reapply?
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    Bifent IT is usually watered in after a mole cricket application so the rain most likely just aided you in your control efforts as the immature mole crickets are just under the soil. Info from the Bifen IT product label :To ensure control of sub  surface pests including 
    Mole Cricketsusing low volume treatments, (i.e. less than2 gallons per 1000 sq
    uare feet), immediately follow the treatment with irrigation of the treated area with at
    least 0.25 inches of water
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  • Asked by Claude from Silsbee
    12/30/2017
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    Can I mix Bifen I/T in same pump sprayer as Pivot 10 IGR?
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    Yes, Bifen IT can be tank mixed with Pivot IGR in the same hand pump sprayer. Follow the mix rate instructions on both product labels for the target pest you are treating. 

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  • Asked by Tim
    04/16/2013
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    Can Bifen IT be used as foliar spray in high temperatures?
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    We do not recommend that you spray Bifen IT or any product on foliage during the hottest, sunniest part of the day. You can use the product during hot temperatures but it should be applied early in the morning or late in the evening before the sun is beating down on the foliage.
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  • Asked by Wendy
    09/06/2015
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    Can I spray Bifen IT inside window frames and floorboards?
    I want to treat around my home for spiders and ticks. Is it safe to spray indoors? Where is the best place to spray? Thank you.
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    Bifen IT is designed to be applied in window frames and other cracks, crevices and entry points of the home. Also, around the outside perimeter of your home. For ticks, you may also need to mix in an IGR like Nyguard to break down the reproductive cycle. 

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  • Asked by Amy from Allen, Texas
    06/07/2013
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    How much to buy for an acre?
    Our house is on an acre. We are mostly fighting fire ants, flies (on flowering shrubs), spider mites, and wasps. We also have a pool which attracts flying red ants and I assume we will soon see mosquitos. Help!! Is Biden the solution for us? I have already spent too much money on professional fire ant control with little success. What is the best way to apply? Can I apply to full lawn and shrubs? Hose sprayer? Any help appreciated.
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    The Bifen would definitely be a great option for most of the pest you are having a problem with. You can use the 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, spider mites, wasps and regular ants. For fire ants you need to treat a little differently as they are more unique than other ants. The BEST way to control fire ants is with a professional grade bait like the Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait. It not only is a food source that they will forage for and bring back into the nest, but it also contains an IGR-birth control-to keep the queen from reproducing. This has been proven to have the most thorough results. If you don't want to use a bait you can use the bifen on the fire ants but you must follow the instructions on the label for drenching each mound with at least 3 gallons of water to get all the way to the bottom of the nest. You can see the specific instructions for this method on the Product Label.
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  • Asked by Sweeney from Carlsbad, Ca
    11/29/2011
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    I am looking for a product to kill weevils on orchids. Would Bifen IT be effective and safe for my orchids?
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    Bifen IT is labeled for Orchid Weevils and should do a great job for you. It is always recommended that you spray only one plant to test for any sensitivity/damage before you do a complete treatment on all of the orchids. We also recommend that you speak to an expert that deals with orchids to learn more about treating weevils on orchids as orchids can be very sensitive.
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  • Asked by Theresa from Colorado
    07/14/2012
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    We just purchased 35 acres in San Luis Colorado, and the property is infested with big headed ants.
    We are not living on the land yet, but do camp on it, so I am not there all the times. Is there any time released treatment on the market.
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    Insecticide granules such as Bifen granules would be a good choice to help control the population of big headed ants as it will last for 3-4 months. Bifen Granules will kill ants that venture on to treated areas.  Another great choice would be to use Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait. This bait is also labeled for big headed ants specifically and would be a great choice for your use. Extinguish Plus combines the power of hydramethylnon with an insect growth regulator (like birth control for ants) to kill big headed ant workers and prevent queens from laying fertile eggs. This product would kill the ants that picked up the bait and also kill the ants back at the colony.
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  • Asked by Matt from Eveleth Mn
    03/17/2013
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    Can I use Bifen IT in a ulv sprayer with a large spray tip?
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    Bifen IT is not labeled to be used in ULV applications at all. we would not recommend using it for any ULV applications.
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  • Asked by Bj from Ms
    06/18/2018
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    Will Bifen IT kill water bugs and cockroaches?
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    Yes, Bifen IT is labeled for roaches and will kill them. This product is not recommended if you have an active infestation of roaches. If you see an occasional roach, this can be used indoors and outdoors for control. The mixing ratio is 1 fl oz per gallon of water.

    Also, please check out our Roach Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent roaches.

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  • Asked by Paula from Jacksonville
    06/22/2018
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    Is Bifen safe to use in horse stalls and around barn to kill spiders? Will it harm my horses?
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    Bifen IT can be used as long as animals are out of the area during treatment until dry.  Please be sure to refer to the product label for complete instructions on application.

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  • Asked by Ricky from Breaux Bridge, La
    09/24/2016
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    How many treatments of Bifen IT are required for Sod Worms?
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    Bifen IT can be reapplied once every 21 days to control Sod Webworms and other insects. 

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  • Asked by Dave
    07/23/2014
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    Should you use a surfactant when spraying with Bifen IT?
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    Bifen IT does not require a surfactant to be used for it unless you are treating for certain pests. According to the product label, if you are treating for mites and/or spider mites, the addition of a surfactant may increase the effectiveness of Bifen IT. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Jeff from Fouke, Ar
    07/12/2015
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    Would it be better to treat with Bifen IT or Bifen XTS for my cypress trees that are covered with bagworms in cocoons?
    How much do you mix per gallon for best results?
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    Bifen IT is a good choice for bagworm control.  The product label recommends mixing at the rate of 1 oz per 1000 sq ft in approximately 1 gallon of water. Bifen XTS is an oil-based insecticide that is only for outdoor use, while Bifen IT is water-based and has a broader label.  However, it is important to start control methods before infestation occurs. Once the bagworms have matured and have formed the "bag" most chemical control methods will no longer work.

    Once the bags have formed, you can manually control bagworms by simply plucking them off of the infested trees and dropping them into a bucket of soapy water or squishing them.  

     

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  • Asked by Charlie from North Carolina
    06/19/2013
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    I recently purchased Bifen IT for mosquito control.
    I plan to use a fogging attachment on my lawn blower to apply the product. Can you provide me the dilution ratio or application rate per 1,000 SQ FT?
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    Bifen IT can only be applied in spray form when applying for insects. Hand pump and backpack sprayers, hose-end sprayers and motorized "mist blowers" like the Solo 451 can be used to apply the Bifen and similar insecticides. Bifen can not be used in any type of fogging equipment whether thermal/propane, ULV or fogging attachment. In any of the approved applicators, you would mix Bifen at the rate of 1 ounce per gallon of water to roughly every 1000 sq/ft. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Debra from Newark,de
    07/13/2015
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    How much Bifen IT should be mixed for water to treat for Scale?
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    You will need to mix Bifen IT at a ratio of .5 oz per gallon of water when treating for scale. Apply the diluted solution to plant foliage; also treat trunks, stems, and twigs. Please read the product label for further instruction.

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  • Asked by Sam from Jacksonville, Fl
    09/13/2014
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    How many applications per year are you permitted at 1 ounce per 1000 sq ft on residential lawns?
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    Bifen IT is labeled to be sprayed every 30 days outdoors. Spraying more than what is on the label could result in resistancy from the pests. Please let us know if you have any questions.
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  • Asked by Dustin from Pa
    06/07/2016
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    Does Bifen IT work well for clover mites?
    I have tons of little red bugs (I'm assuming are clover mites) all over my wooden patio fence and furniture. Will this work to get rid of them?
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    Bifen IT is labeled to treat for clover mites when used accordingly. Clover mites are barely smaller than a pinhead. You may notice clover mites as dark red moving specks which occur in large numbers. They are generally found crawling aroudn doors, windows, sidings, curtains, or furniture. Be sure to treat the ground at least 5-10 feet from the structure where you are seeing the clover mites.  

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  • Asked by Aldo from Howell New Jersey
    05/08/2019
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    Will Bifen IT kill sugar ants?
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    Bifen I/T can be used to spray around the homes foundation and in the yard for most species of ants. All ants are sugar ants (they all feed on sugars and proteins) so we couldnt say for certain how well it will work for your specific situation without knowing the exact ant species. You can review our ant control guide below to see tips on inspection and prevention as well as product suggestions that may be more suited to your needs. 

    Indoor/Outdoor Ant Control Guide:  https://www.domyown.com/how-to-get-rid-of-ants-a-462.html

     

     

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