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  • Asked by Dave from Wellington, Fl
    07/21/2016
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    Can I use Bifen IT on the rafters of my pool enclosure to prevent spider webs from forming?
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    Bifen IT would not prevent spiders from forming webs but would help to kill spiders or other insects that contact a treated surface long enough to receive a lethal dose.  To prevent spider webs it would be better to use a product like Web Out.

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  • Asked by Tim from Carrollton
    01/30/2019
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    Is Bifen IT a repellent?
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    Yes, Bifen IT acts as a repellent, killing only those insects that come into contact with the treated area.

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  • Asked by Richard from Centennial
    10/31/2018
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    Does Bifen IT kill banks mites in bluegrass?
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    Bifen IT is labeled for spider mites, which includes Banks grass mites, and is safe for use in your Bluegrass turf.

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  • Asked by Dean from Linn Creek, Mo.
    07/20/2019
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    Will Bifen IT harm plants?
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    Bifen IT is safe for plants if used as directed.

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  • Asked by John from Cable, Wi
    06/03/2018
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    Is Bifen IT safe for long term use if I have a well?
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    You can treat with Bifen IT up to three feet away from the well per the product label.  

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  • Asked by Marge from Selah, Wa
    08/02/2018
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    Will Bifen I/T kill wasps?
    They are flying around my hanging baskets. Never had this problem before. I've checked everywhere for nests and don't see any.
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    Yes, Bifen IT is labeled to treat for wasps, but it is not an instant knockdown. Bifen IT will kill wasps that it comes in contact with it. Retreat after 21 days if signs of renewed activity exist. You may want to consider our Wasp and Hornet Kit which contains the residual insecticide Cyzmic CS, plus Wasp-X to kill insects very quickly when you locate nests.

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  • Asked by Ross from Woodstock, Ga
    03/28/2019
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    Can I use Bifen IT on my yard after it has been aerated and seeded? Is there a time frame I should wait?
    Yard is being aerated and seeded tomorrow morning. Can I use Bifen IT same day to kill mosquitos?
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    There is no waiting period to apply Bifen IT after aeration or seeding. 

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  • Asked by Michele from Savannah, Ga
    05/09/2018
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    why did my mole activity get worse after an application of Bifen IT?
    I sprayed my front lawn for mole crickets. The moles now have dug tunnels EVERYWHERE. Now what?
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    We really haven't had anyone with this particular issue in the past but we do have an idea of what might be happening. Moles eat insects. They have to eat a lot of insects every day and have huge appetites. We think it is possible that the Bifen IT has killed their food source and they are searching all over for more food. Once they realize there is no food to be had they should move on quickly. You can also try trapping or baiting if they are not moving on fast enough for you.  You may also want to look over our mole control guide for more information.  

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  • Asked by Clay
    06/30/2011
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    Are the caterpillars bleeding out?
    I had a pest control company do my quarterly treatment and they sprayed Bifen on my outside walls where there were caterpillars. After the spraying, I had red trails all over the walls and now have stained the walls. How come this is and does this product do this?
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    We have never had a report of bleeding caterpillars in the past. We recommend that you contact the pest control company that sprayed your home or the Bifen IT manufacturer Control Solutions for more information. Control Solutions: (281) 892-2500
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  • Asked by David from Grandview, Tx
    09/27/2018
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    If I spray Bifen IT how long do I have to wait to put livestock back on premises?
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    Bifen IT is safe to use around livestock premises as long as the animals are NOT grazing in the treated areas. After the application, you need to wait until the area is completely dry before letting the animals back onto the treated areas. 

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  • Asked by Macy from Goldsboro, Nc
    02/18/2017
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    Can Bifen IT be used on the inside of the house for termites?
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    Bifen IT is labeled to treat active infestations inside as directed on the product label but would only kill those termites that actively make contact with a treated surface or are sprayed directly.  If you are dealing with subterranean termites, you want to use a product that has a "tranfer-kill" effect. Termidor SC is a great product to use to treat termites and prevention, or Termidor Foam for active only, both of which are non repellent and transfer back to the colony below ground. 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 Sean from Homewod, Il
    04/25/2017
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    Can Bifen IT be applied with a hose-end sprayer?
    I have a really big yard and a big dog and kids. I would like to protect against fleas, ticks, and spiders. Can I use Bifen IT with a hose end sprayer?
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    Yes, Bifen IT can be used with a hose-end sprayer. 

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  • Asked by Juan from Florida
    03/01/2019
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    Is Bifen IT safe to spray directly into the lawn and trees.?
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    Yes, Bifen IT is safe for applying to trees and lawns as directed on the product label.

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  • Asked by Mike from Birmingham Al
    08/19/2014
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    What is the mix rate for Bifen IT?
    For 200 gallons of water, would I still only do an ounce per gallon? I will be praying for ants, fleas, ticks and spittle bugs.
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    Yes, the rate of Bifen IT in 200 gallons of water is 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Cat from Marion,tx
    07/05/2018
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    Will Bifen IT kill bedbugs?
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    Bifen IT is not recommended for bedbug control. We normally recommend one of our Bedbug Kits as they contain all of the necessary products for a complete bed bug treatment.  Please take a moment to look over our Bed Bug Guide for more information on how to implement a successful bed bug treatment program.  

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  • Asked by Jason from Se Wisconsin
    06/09/2018
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    Will Bifen IT leave a permanent residue on the siding of a house?
    I have a customer who is saying they have a white reside on their siding and the rain hasen't washed it off yet. Will it come off in time or do I need to pressure wash their entire house? They are very good people so I want them to be happy!
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    According to the manufacturer, Bifen IT is equivalant to spraying plain water as it dries clear and doesn’t stain. The residual outdoors is 30 days so any white film would fade over time. 

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  • Asked by Michael from Greeneville, Tn
    05/26/2018
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    Can treat my yard with Bifen IT if I have applied Bayer Advanced Insect Killer granules?
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    Typically mosquitoes are not going to harbor in the lawn where the Bayer granules were placed.  They are usually found in bushes and dense foliage areas.  You can safely spray all bushes/hedges/ground covers and any areas you feel mosquitoes may be present on a monthly basis with Bifen I/T

     

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  • Asked by Hung from Rockford, Il
    11/21/2018
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    Is Bifen IT effective for controlling boxelder bugs?
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    Yes, Bifen IT is an excellent option for boxelder bugs. Be sure to spray around the perimeter of the home, around windows, doors, etc. where the bugs could get indoors. You should treat once a month until the first frost. This product can also be used indoors around the perimeter of your home. The mixing ratio is 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water.

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  • Asked by Sam from Chicago, Il
    05/04/2019
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    What are the effects of Bifen IT on pollinators, and butterflies?
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    Bifen IT is not labeled for beneficial insects like butterflies.  However, it is not really selective so it has the potential to kill them if they come in contact with a treated area.  To avoid contacting beneficial insects, apply in the early morning or late evening when they are less active in the area.  We would also recommend avoiding application to blooms to limit contact.  A better option would be to use Mavrik Perimeter. There is no lingering odor or visible residue, and when dry, it is non toxic and non repellent to honey bees.  We would still recommned you apply in the early morning or late evening when they are less active in the area

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  • Asked by Cody from Lexington, Nc
    09/10/2018
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    I want to use Bifen IT to treat fleas in my house. How should it be applied in the home if I have carpet?
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    Bifen IT would not be recommended for fleas inside and cannot be used on carpets.  It is only for cracks and crevices when used inside.  We would recommend our Indoor Flea Kit
    There is a great video on how to use the kit here.

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