Yes, Bifen IT can be broadcast across your lawn, sprayed on ornamentals, trees, shrubs and flowers. It should not be sprayed on edibles. You will use 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water.
Bifen IT can be toxic to aquatic life, so it should not be used indoors in or near aquariums or reptile habitats. Bifen IT is safe to use outdoors as directed on the product label and indoors as a crack and crevice treatment. For other pets such as dogs and cats, it is safe if animals are kept out of the treatment area until the application is dry. If you are having trouble with ants indoors, then our Indoor Ant Kit is a great choice. This kit contains two different baits which get carried throughout ant colonies, refillable bait stations, plus Temprid Ready Spray to be used along doorways, window frames, and other places where ants are likely to enter the structure. You should always cover aquariums before using insecticide sprays indoors. Our most popular choice for treating ants outdoors is Taurus SC used around the perimeter of the home. Please see our Ant Treatment Guide for more tips and product recommendations.
Bifen I/T is a great product for earwigs and a large variety of other insects as well. You will spray Bifen indoors around baseboards and cracks and crevices, and outdoors around window and door frames, and around the foundation of the home 2-3 feet up on the side and 2-3 feet out on the ground. Earwigs like moisture and dark areas so if you have any mulch or pinestraw against the home or close by in the yard, turn those areas to help dry them out and soak them down with the Bifen to help kill anything living there. Children as well as anyone other than the person applying the product need to be out of the area being treated while the product is being applied and until everything is fully dry. Once all surfaces are dry it is completely safe for everyone to return.
If your vegetables were sprayed Bifen IT, we do recommend to discard them. You should not consume anyting that treated area for one full growing season.
Bifen IT is labeled for ants in general.
For crazy ants, we generally recommend our Raspberry/ Cariibean Crazy Ant Kit. It comes with everything you will need to do a complete treatment for crazy ants.
It is recommended the maximum use rate of InVict Blitz Ant Granules be applied on the initial application. InVict Blitz Ant Granules, a bait specifically designed to be palatable to Rasberry/Caribbean Crazy ants. InVict Blitz will be identified as a food by worker ants and carried back to the colony to be fed to the larvae. InVict Blitz contains imidacloprid and when fed to the ant colony will cause high mortality through ingestion and transfer to other ants. It is important to bait early in the season (February - March) to reduce colony sizes. InVict Blitz can be re-applied on a weekly basis. Apply a two foot band around the perimeter of a building which would equate to 4 oz of material / 200 linear feet. All turf and landscaping areas of the property can treated with 4-8 oz per 1000 sq ft., or 10-20 lbs. per acre. The high rate is recommended for the best results. Full applications of Invict Blitz can be reapplied in one week. Applications should also be made around exterior electrical boxes where these ants are known to invade.
It is important to incorporate an application of the liquid non-repellent insecticide Taurus SC. The treatment area is one foot up the structure and one foot away from the structure.
More than two applications of Taurus SC per calendar year can be made only if applied according to one of the following frequency and dilution rate application scenarios. DO NOT exceed the specified number of applications per calendar year.
The use directions include up to four (4) applications per year at the 0.03% dilution rate for outside surfaces and along the foundation perimeter of listed structures.
0.03% 4 times/calendar year OR
0.06% 2 times/calendar year OR
0.03% 2 times/calendar year and 0.06% 1 time/calendar year
Treatments may be made as a low-pressure general surface spray (coarse flat fan), crack and crevice spray or wall void application, where ants enter the structure, trail around the structure, or where they crawl and hide. For exterior perimeter treatments, apply the rate that's listed above of Taurus SC finished dilution to surfaces up to, but not to exceed, 3 ft. up and 10 ft. of sod out from the foundation. Mounds or nests can be treated directly.
Treatments are to be made up to 10 feet around areas where ants are found associated with utility wires (electrical, telephone or cable). Foam treatments can be applied to structural voids where ants may enter, trail or nest.
Up to four treatments are permitted per year per structure, but the second application may be made within 60 days.
Ants will go inside a structure looking for food, water and shelter. CimeXa Insecticide Dust is a desiccant, non-repellent, no odor insecticide dust that will remain active for 10 years, if it remains undisturbed. Apply CimeXa Insecticide dust at a rate of 2 oz per 1000 sq ft in areas where these ants are likely to be present such as behind baseboards, wall voids behind cabinets, sinks and tubs, cracks & crevices, crawl spaces, around electrical conduits and other areas. When the ant comes in contact with CimeXa they will die.
Bifen IT may kill bed bugs that contact the treated area. Keep in mind we would not recommend this product for Bed bug control as certain strains are resistant to the active ingredient. Please check out our Bed Bug Guide. You will find the "How To's" in bed bug control and also a listing of our very effective kits.
Bifen IT should be store in a cool, dry area away from any direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
Bifen IT will effectively get rid of mosquitoes that can spread dangerous diseases like West Nile, the Zika Virus, etc. It is mixed at 1 oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft once a month on the exterior areas. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes for a successful control program.
You can apply Bifen IT indoors and outdoors for flies in general as long as you make sure none of the spray winds up in the lake. If contaminating the lake is a concern for you there is a product called Essentria IC3 that can be used around water without worry of hurting any aquatic life. Essentria IC3 is a broad-spectrum natural insecticide that works just as well as the synthetic insecticides but without the aquatic toxicity issue.
We would recommend using a product like Bifen IT. It is labeled for over 75 different pests. It is non-staining, odorless, and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Yes, the ingredients in the Bifen IT are known to be very gentle on trees, shrubs and other vegetation.
Bifen IT would be a great product to use and is labeled for use on athletic fields.
Bifen IT is not labeled for treating parasitic insects. We do not currently carry any insecticides that would do so.