It depends on where you need to treat. Bifen IT and Temprid SC are similar as both contain a synthetic pyrethroid. Both are labeled for indoor and outdoor use, but Temprid SC is not labeled for turf and ornamental treatment. Bifen IT is labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests. They are both great insecticides and can be alternated to avoid resistance.
Bifen is not used to control moles. This product is an insecticide that will control lawn infesting pest like ants, roaches, crickets, worms, caterpillars, ticks, etc. The best way to control moles is with a product specifically labeled for them, such as Talpirid Mole Worms, or Giant Destroyer Gassers. You can review all of the available options on our Mole Control page. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Bifen It should be applied and dried prior to rainfall within 24 hrs. Were the treated areas dry prior to the rain?
Bifen IT should NOT be applied to tomatoes or anything else that is edible. We do carry Triple Action Plus Plus with 70% Neem Oil . It is an insecticide, miticide, and even an fungicide that can be used up to the day of harvest and reapplied every 14 days. It is safe to apply and is labeled for tomato horn worms. Please refer to the product label for complete mixing and application instructions prior to application.
Ad long as the Bifen IT had time to dry completely prior to rainfall, it did not wash away. It's considered rainfast after the treated area has dried.
Yes, Bifen IT is labeled for grasshoppers. The mixing ratio is 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water.
Bifen has not proven harmful to Frogs or Snakes. It may deter the food they are preying on, but will not harm them.
According to the Bifen IT product label, Apply 1 fl. oz. per 1,000 square feet when using broadcast treatments. For mound drenches, dilute 1 teaspoon of Bifen IT per gallon of water and use 1 to 2 gallons of finished dilution using sufficient force to penetrate the top and allow dilution to flood ant channels. Treat a four-foot diameter around each ant mound. Application should be made in late evening or early morning when it is cooler (65° - 80° when insects are most active. NOTE: A spray rig calibrated to apply 1 fluid oz. per 1,000 square feet of Bifen I/T in 5 gallons per 1,000 square feet contains the equivalent dilution (1 teaspoon per gallon) required for fire ant mound drenches in the spray tank.
Bifen alone will not eradicate fleas. You will also need to mix in an IGR to break down the reproductive cycle. Bifen kills the adults that come in contact with it, but then you still have the immature fleas growing and then reproducing. It is a constant battle without the IGR. We recommend Nyguard. Treatment should be reapplied after 14 days if needed and may take 2-3 or more applications. Humidity will not effect the Bifen, it can last up to 30 days on outside surfaces.
Bifen IT should be mixed at the rate of 1 oz. to 1 gallon of water for ticks.