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  • Asked by Paul from Latrobe Pa.
    05/05/2015
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    If possible, I would like to also treat for spiders and ants. Is all of this possible with one solution?
    I have a 3 story building with hard to reach places around the soffit. I have a problem with carpenter bees/wasps and the soffit around the building is wood. I would like to be able to treat the building using a solution that can be applied with a PRESSURE WASHER to reach the areas not easily accessible with a ladder. It would be great if I could spray down the building with one solution.
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    We would recommend applying a product like Bifen IT in our Chapin Slide Pump Sprayer. This sprayer will reach well over 30ft. We do not carry any products that can be applied in a pressure washer for this type of insect control. You will mix the product at 1 oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft monthly on the exterior. Please let us know if you need anything else.

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  • Asked by Kevin from Rochester, Mn
    06/22/2013
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    How do you rid of Carpenter ants
    I have some carpenter ants in some rotted wood on the Corner of my porch, what can I do to get rid if them?
    A
    You could use phantom in that area and around the perimeter of your home 2-3 feet up and out. Phantom works well to eradicate carpenter ant colonies, because the active is transferred by the worker ants into the colony.
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  • Asked by Ben from Memphis, Tn
    07/05/2015
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    How do I apply Bifen IT on my ornamental plant to kill scale?
    I understand scale is on the bottom side of the leaves. Do I need to make sure I get the spray on the bottom side of the leaves or is spraying it on the top side enough to kill scale?
    A
    You should be sure to apply Bifen IT where it would make the most contact with the pest you are trying to treat for so if scales on the bottom of leaves, treatment should be directed there.
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  • Asked by Dorothy from Pittsburgh, Pa.
    07/05/2013
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    I have been trying to kill springtails w/1oz/gal of BifenIT on my deck. Should this kill on contact?
    I know I have to look for and remove sources of moisture. I have sprayed 3x today and each time I look they seem to have come back. I just want to make a dent in their population numbers for now. Does it take a while for the BifenIT to work?
    A
    We only recommend applying Bifen IT as labeled, which would be once every 30-60days. Over application could cause the insects to become irritated and rapidly reproduce. Bifen IT will kill with in a matter of minutes.
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  • Asked by Joseph from Sandown Nh
    05/29/2012
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    Should I spray Bifen IT into standing water to get rid of mosquito larvae?
    can I put this is standing water and will it dilute and kill mosquito larva? Or can I spray over still water and will it still be effective? or what do you recommend for still water? thanks
    A
    You should not spray Bifen IT into standing water. You should use BTI Mosquito Briquette Dunks to treat standing water. BTI Mosquito Briquettes are a sustained-release larvicide that conveniently floats right on the water surface. These briquettes can be used in virtually any standing water site where mosquito larvae grow. As the briquettes float, BTI (or bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, a natural mosquito-killing biocontrol agent) is slowly released at the water’s surface and gradually settles in the water where it is consumed by mosquito larvae. Bti kills mosquito larvae before they are able to grow into mature, biting adults, eventually controlling the mosquito population. Additionally, the toxin will continue to be released into the water for a period of 30 days or more, providing continuous kill. Each briquette will effectively treat up to 100 square feet of surface water regardless of depth. Bifen can be used to help control adult mosquitoes on your property. Be sure to spray the undersides of leaves on trees as bushes as this is where mosquitoes like to hang out during the heat of the day.
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  • Asked by Vickie from Bridgeport Wv
    05/08/2013
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    using bifen it liquid
    i'm using a garden hose going through a dial and spray that dilutes insect killers and need to know if I can use this kind of sprayer for bifen IT. What ozs. do I use for treating springtails through this dial and sprayer. I purchased the gallon size of bifen IT liquid.
    A
    You can use between .5 and 1 ounce per gallon of water. 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. Either rate is acceptable for the treatment of springtails.
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  • Asked by Richard from Sebastian, Fl
    03/04/2017
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    Are there any reasons not to use bifenthrin on St Augustine lawns?
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    We are not aware of any issues with using a bifenthrin product on St Augustine.  This active is known for being super gentle on plants, so it should not harm it when used as directed on the product label.

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  • Asked by Tim
    07/27/2011
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    How much Bifen IT & how to apply to carpenter ant nest in the yard.
    The book says to dilute 0.5 to 1 oz to a gallon of water & apply at a rate of 10 gal per 1000 sq ft. So can I make 1 gallon & apply in a 10 ft by 10 ft area around the carpenter ant nest?
    A
    You can definitely mix Bifen IT in smaller quantities to fit your needs as long as you are following the general guidelines described on the product label. Be sure to thoroughly saturate the carpenter ant gallery for best results.
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  • Asked by Marnie from Santo, Tx
    08/18/2015
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    Has any research been done concerning toxicity to birds such as roadrunners that eat insects killed with Bifen IT?
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    The Material Safety Data Sheet for registered pesticides generally includes avian toxicology reporting. The MSDS for Bifen IT contains Effects on Birds information in sections 12 on page 4.

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  • Asked by Lisa from Charlotte, Nc
    06/09/2018
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    Can I use the Bifen IT in a backpack fogger for outdoor use?
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    Bifen IT cannot be used a ULV or thermal fogging machine. You can use it in a handheld or backpack sprayer or a mist blower such as the Solo 451.

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  • Asked by Robert
    07/28/2018
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    Is Bifen IT safe to use around baseboards in a bedroom?
    They are coming up between the carpet and the baseboard in the bedroom. We have recently used Bifen granules outside and sprayed the walls and ground at the wall with Bifen IT. Now, I have found a few in the closet. They do fly. We have air-conditioning and the carpet is dry.
    A

    Bifen IT is safe to apply inside along baseboards and in cracks and crevices around the home as directed on the product label.

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  • Asked by Carey from Franklinton
    10/08/2018
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    Where is the expiration date located on the Bifen IT bottle?
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    There is not an expiration date printed on the Bifen IT bottle.  This product will last for 3-5 years from the date of purchase if kept sealed and stored at room temperature. 

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  • Asked by Madeleine from Chesapeake Va
    04/08/2014
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    Is Bifen harmful to animals if they stay in the yard
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    Bifen IT is safe for people and pets to be around after the treated area has dried. You would want to keep the dogs out of the treated area for at least an hour.
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  • Asked by Ryan from Meridian Ms
    12/11/2013
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    Does Bifen IT work on Termites?
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    Bifen IT will kill termites that come in contact with the chemical. To eradicate termites you want to use a product that has a transfer effect. Termidor SC is a great product to use to treat termites. Please see our Termite Control Page. Scroll to the bottom of the page and find information on identification and treatment for termites.

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  • Asked by Cat from Marion,tx
    06/30/2018
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    Can I mix Bifen IT with Archer to treat for ants?
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    Yes, Bifen IT and Archer can be mixed together to treat for ants and other listed pests. 

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  • Asked by Callen from Wilmington
    10/07/2014
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    Can Bifen IT kills my pine trees? If I spray it directly on the tree?
    I have pine beetles and I was told to spray Bifen IT on my dead tree that has the beetles and on the two surrounding the infected tree in order to make sure they didn't get the beetles as well.
    A
    Bifen IT will not kill trees only listed insects. If you have any severely damaged or dead trees, they should be removed to help prevent the beetles from infesting healthy trees in the surrounding area.
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  • Asked by Elizabeth from Tx
    05/24/2016
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    Can I use Bifen IT on an area rug in the den to kill fleas?
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    The label does not authorize to apply Bifen IT to any type of carpeting. You will want to focus treat the cracks and crevices of the room along baseboards, corners, door and window frames with a hand pump sprayer for a residual control. We advise to vacuuming consistently and sanitizing the treated area will help eliminate the fleas quicker. We also suggest using an IGR (insect growth regulator) such as Archer IGR to prevent the future infestation from developing for a better control.

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  • Asked by Rawdney from Tupelo, Ms
    05/29/2015
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    i used bifen to drench an ant mound under cucumbers
    Will it render them inedible? It wasnt sprayed on the plants but runoff did contact a few fruits on the bottom. Will the bifen be absorbed from the ground into the fruits? If so how large of an area should i consider whats planted there to be inedible?
    A
    Bifen IT is NOT labeled to be used around any type of edibles. Anything that came in contact with the drip line should not be consumed.
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  • Asked by Frederick from Florida
    06/16/2015
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    Bifen IT residual?
    I recently sprayed my yard and turf grass with this product, was wondering if the product will still work after heavy rainfall. It was dry for 24 hours prior to rainfall
    A
    Bifen IT has a residual of up to 2 months indoors and out. As long as the product was dried, before the rain, it should not have washed away. 
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  • Asked by Esb from Columbus, Oh
    03/17/2017
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    Can you mix Bifen IT with Mosquito Barrier for an effective monthly treatment??
    I typically use Mosquito Barrier for my business, but if I could add some of this in with the Mosquito Barrier I think the Bifen IT can make up for some of the shortcomings of Mosquito Barrier (particularly rainfall).
    A

    While you could tank mix the two, the Mosquito Barrier is going to work against the effectiveness of the Bifen I/T for probably at least the first week or two. You are spraying Bifen on surfaces moquitoes would land on and harbor in so that when they touch the treated surface they pick it up on their bodies and die from it. If you are spraying Mosquito Barrier you are using it to repel the mosquitoes away from areas you dont want them or are trying to keep them from harboring. So essentially by mixing the two together, you are repelling the mosquitoes away from the Bifen I/T so it would not affect them. Outside of an initial contact kill the mosquito barrier isn't going to provide killing action for you long term, only repellency. Bifen is actually the better product to use on a consistent basis in main target areas on the property where mosquitoes would be found, and use the Mosquito Barrier around patios and other "hangout" areas to keep them at bay until they have died from landing on the Bifen-treated surfaces. 

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