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  • Asked by Elaine from Sarasota, Florida
    09/14/2018
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    Will Bifen IT kill the grasshoppers in my lawn?
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    Yes, Bifen IT is labeled for grasshoppers. The mixing ratio is 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water. 

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  • Asked by Chris from St. Louis, Mo
    04/11/2016
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    Is Bifen it harmful to snakes and frogs?
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    Bifen has not proven harmful to Frogs or Snakes. It may deter the food they are preying on, but will not harm them. 

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  • Asked by Margaret from Lexington,s.c.
    04/28/2017
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    What is the dilution ration of the Bifen IT for fire ants?
    fireants in my yard
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    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.

     

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  • Asked by Dawn
    08/02/2017
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    How often should I treat my yard for fleas with Bifen IT?
    Does humidity effect the the treatment
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    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.

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  • Asked by Jean from Mcalpin, Fl
    01/05/2017
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    How should I dilute Bifen IT to kill ticks outside?
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    Bifen IT should be mixed at the rate of 1 oz. to 1 gallon of water for ticks. 

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  • Asked by Zane from Al
    06/22/2018
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    Is the Bifen IT an IGR?
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    Bifen IT is an insecticide, not an insect growth regulator (IGR).  You can find the IGRs that we carry here.  

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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?
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    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?
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    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 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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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?
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    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?
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    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?
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    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?
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    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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