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  • Asked by Eugene from Woodville Mississippi
    06/09/2014
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    Can I spray Bifen IT on the ground for planting a garden with this product?
    A
    Bifen IT can be applied on ornamental plants and shrubs but it is not labeled to be applied to edible gardens. We can offer additional assistance on selecting a product if we had some information on what you were seeking to treat for or to prevent. We can be reached at 866.581.7378 M-F 9-5PM EST.
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  • Asked by John from Stapleton, Al
    04/29/2015
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    I've just cut and split firewood and I've discovered powder post beetles have already fount it. It will be at least 7 months before the wood will be handled. Can Bifen IT be sprayed on the firewood?
    A
    We would not recommend using Bifen IT on firewood. We recommend only using a product that is labeled for that. Please contact your Local Cooperative Extension Office to advice on what would be safe to use.
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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?
    A
    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 Jerry
    07/16/2011
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    Is Bifen IT recommended for springtails? If not, which product is best for this pest?
    Spring tails mostly appear around baseboards. Home is on a slab. Would Delta dust be more effective?
    A
    Spring tails can be tough to eliminate because they reproduce very quickly. In almost every case where people have spring tails they also have a moisture problem such as a leaking or sweating pipe, poor ventilation in their crawl space, lots of wet mulch right up next to their house, etc. You must locate and correct the moisture problem to get rid of the spring tails, insecticides alone will not do the job. We do carry Bifen L/P granules and Bifen IT liquid, both of which can help you to reduce the numbers of springtails.
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  • Asked by Jeff from Maize, Ks
    06/18/2017
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    How long will Bifen IT take to eliminate springtails?
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    Bifen IT can take several minutes or longer to kill a listed pest that contacts the treated surfaces. It  is mixed at 1 fl oz per gallon of water per  1,000 sq ft monthly to the exterior areas and quarterly to the interior crevices. Eliminating springtails can take time. Springtails indicate that there is a moisture issue because they breed in walls or under slabs where a moisture issue may exist.  Typically, pesticides alone will not take care of a springtail problem.  It is required to fix whatever moisture issue is causing the problem.  You should read our "How To Get Rid of Springtails" article for further information.

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  • Asked by Patrice from California
    05/15/2013
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    I've been using Bifen for ants, but still have earwigs and silverfish, what should I use for those?
    I already put Dekko in the attic where I found silverfish. But I don't know where those earwigs come from?? It's not much, just a few, but I don't want them to hurt my paralyzed dog.
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    That's awesome Bifen IT has been doing such a great job for you. To treat the Earwigs, please refer to our article Getting Rid of Earwigs. There are many steps you can take to treat and prevent earwigs and Silverfish. By following the steps in our article you will also help to eliminate the Silverfish as well. You also may want to try a residual spray like Demon WP that is labeled for earwigs and silver fish. You want to spray the entire perimeter indoors and out.
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  • Asked by Jt from Kansas
    05/22/2012
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    Is Bifen IT a viable way to treat wood shake roof for silverfish?
    Home is 7 yrs old, told I'll get another 30 yrs out of my beautiful wood shake roof. Only problem is we have an unrelenting silverfish problem. Multiple companies have put "as much chemical as I can legally put on this house" without getting rid of them. The only relief we got was when a guy fumigated the roof itself. Locals all say silverfish will always be here as long as I've got that wood roof.
    A
    Bifen IT can be sprayed onto and into the shakes to provide some relief from the silverfish. Be sure to use the highest usage rate of 1 oz of Bifen IT per gallon of water for the fastest knockdown and the longest lasting residual. You will need to reapply once a month to keep up the barrier.
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  • Asked by Tony from Petersburg, Wv
    05/27/2013
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    Will Bifen IT be effective and long lasting if sprayed on wood decks, concrete, brick, asphalt, and vinyl sidi
    Will Bifen IT be both effective and long lasting if sprayed on wood decks, concrete, brick, asphalt, and vinyl siding?
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    Bifen IT is a great residual product, but just like any other insecticide, its not going to hold up long term to the environment. Most will give an outdoor residual of at least 30 days, and depending on how much UV rays break it down and rain you get, will determine whether it will last closer to 60 or 90 days. You can treat all the areas you mentioned with the Bifen for almost every insect. If you are looking to treat wood decks for wood destroying insects you would use a product like Boracare and then seal/stain the wood afterwards to keep it in. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Dave from Georgetown, Sc
    04/30/2016
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    What is the mix ratio for Bifen IT in a 20 gal hose end sprayer?
    A

    Bifen IT is mixed at 1 oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft. 

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  • Asked by Alan from Branson, Mo
    06/20/2014
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    Do you have anything for mosquitoes and flies?
    Backyard patio and yard appx. 75 ft. x 80 ft.
    A
    Bifen IT would be a great choice to treat mosquitoes and flies. It dries clear and is odorless. You can apply the mixed solution to lawns, trees, shrubs, indoors. It has a long lasting residual. You may want to retreat during the season once every 30 days.  
    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 Scott from Hampton, Va
    03/31/2014
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    Can you mix Bifen IT with cedar wood oil?
    I am trying to keep our property as organic as possible. We tried using cedar wood oil last year to control the mosquitoes and it definitely helped to knock the population down but not to a level we would like. Can we mix a smaller portion of the Bifen IT with the cedar wood oil and then spray with the Solo 451?
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    While you can spray Cedar Oil and Bifen IT in the same place for mosquito control we do not recommend mixing the products together. Bifen IT is water based and will not mix with the cedar oil and it could cause the products to be unstable and could also cause clumping which will clog your sprayer.
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  • Asked by Chiara from Aberdeen, Nc
    07/03/2018
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    What is the mixing rate of Bifen IT?
    How long will it take to get rid of mosquitoes?
    A

    Bifen IT is applied at the rate of 1 oz. per gallon of water for mosquitoes.  Keep in mind that it is not a contact kill.  How long it takes to see results will depend on a number of factors such as the severity of the infestation you are dealing with.  It can take anywhere from several hours to even a couple of days.  You do have the option to mix Bifen with a product like ExciteR for a quicker knockdown.  

     

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  • Asked by Jj
    07/25/2018
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    Dose Bifen IT kill army worms?
    A

    Yes, Bifen IT can be applied to lawns for control of armyworms. You will apply 0.18-0.25 fl oz per 1,000 sq ft. Please refer to the product label for full mixing and application instructions for treating armyworms.

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  • Asked by Brady from San Antonio, Tx
    05/01/2018
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    How long does it take to see results when using Bifen I/T for leafhoppers?
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    Keep in mind that Bifen IT is not a contact kill.  How long it takes to see results will depend on several factors, including how healthy the leafhopper is and how long it spends on a treated surface.  It could be hours or even a couple of days. 

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  • Asked by Stan from Wilmington, Nc
    07/01/2016
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    Can Bifen I/T be mixed with Honor Guard fungicide together in a sprayer for application?
    I am wanting to mix the fungicide and the pesticide in the sprayer to kill two birds with one stone. will this work?
    A

    Yes, you can mix an insecticide like BIfen IT and a fungicide like Honor Guard PPZ together in the same tank as long as niether product label prohibits such mixtures. Be sure always to follow the more restrictive product label and to plan your dilution rates correctly for each product in the volume of water you are using. We suggest a small jar test before mixing a large amount of products together for the first time.

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  • Asked by Russ from Albuquerque, Nm
    04/01/2016
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    When should I spray Bifen for pine beetles?
    Apr, May? It has been a dry winter/spring here near Albuquerque. Do I spray earlier because the bugs fly sooner? What is best part of month and/or moisture amounts to spray?
    A

    You should contact your local cooperative extension office to find out the best time to start spraying a product like Bifen IT in your region.  They are more familiar with the timing of insect activity in your area.  We can say that it should be applied monthly through the beetles active months.

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  • Asked by Jay from Eastvale, Ca
    11/18/2016
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    We live near a lot of dairy cows and the fly problems are pretty bad. Does Bifen IT work on flies?
    A

    Yes, Bifen IT would work to treat flies. It dries clear and is odorless. You can apply the mixed solution to lawns, trees, shrubs, and indoors. It has a long lasting residual. You will need to retreat during the fly season once every 30 days.

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  • Asked by Jim from Shorewood, Il
    04/30/2016
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    Can I use Bifen IT for mosquitos near edible vegetation?
    I am looking for an insecticide that takes care of mosquitos and gnats and can be sprayed on or near vegetables. Is there a product that can do this? I read that Bifen IT is not permitted for use on vegetation. Many thanks for the help in advance.
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    We would recommend using Hi Yield Indoor/Outdoor Permethrin 10% Insecticide. It is safe for use on edibles and is labeled for mosquitoes. The mixing ratio is 1-3 oz. per 4 gallons of water. This will treat approximately 4000 square feet. This can also be used in your lawn for mosquitoes as well.

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  • Asked by D
    07/19/2011
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    Can Bifen IT be used to control an infestation of small grasshoppers in fescue grass?
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    Absolutely. Bifen IT can be used on just about any type of grass as long as the grass will not be used as animal feed later.
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  • Asked by Jamie from Neenah, Wi
    05/12/2014
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    Will Bifenthrin work as well as Suspend or Cy-Kick as a perimeter spray to stop ants and spiders?
    Will Bifenthrin work as well as Suspend or Cy-Kick as a perimeter spray to stop spiders and ants from entering the home? I’d like to use Bifenthrin in my yard to kill mosquitoes and am wondering if I can use Bifenthrin for both my yard and perimeter spray.
    A
    Bifen IT or Talstar P (both bifenthrin productst that work well like Cy-Kick and Suspend SC) would be a great choice to apply on the exterior of the structure and/or the interior of the structure for insect control including ants, spiders and mosquitos.
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