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  • Asked by James from Barnwell , S.c.
    09/22/2014
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    Will Bifen IT kill bed bugs?
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    Yes, Bifen IT is labeled for bed bugs. You will use 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water.

    We would also recommend using an IGR (insect growth regulator), such as Gentrol. You will use this every two weeks until you do not see any activity for 30 days. This will stop the bed bugs from reproducing. You will use 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water.

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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  • Asked by Lynda from Central, Fl
    09/04/2016
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    How do I mix Bifen IT in a one gallon sprayer for sod webworms?
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    When using Bifen IT to treat for soil dwelling pests such as sob webworms, the rate is not per gallon of water but per 1000 sq ft as you would use sufficient water to cover the target area and get the product to the pest.  Per the product label: To accomplish uniform control when applying to dense grass foliage, use volumes of up to 10 gallons per 1000 square feet.  You would use 0.18 - 0.25 fluid oz. per 1000 sq. ft for sod webworms.  Higher treatment rates (up to 1 fluid oz. per 1000 square feet) may be necessary if high pest pressure exists and if the grass is maintained taller than 1 inch.

    In general 1 gallon can cover 1000 sqft but for sod webworms the amount of water needed could be higher depending on the grass foliage, equipment used, how fast you walk, etc.

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  • Asked by Todd from Grove City, Ohio
    11/17/2013
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    How long will Bifen IT store after mixed ?
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    Bifen IT should be used up within 24 hours of diluting it with water. The longer an insecticide stands in a diluted state the less effective it becomes.  You should never store product in your sprayer as it will weaken the gaskets and other pieces within the sprayer shortening the life of the sprayer.
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  • Asked by Tim from New Lisbon
    06/18/2015
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    Should I spray Perimeter or whole lawn with Bifen IT?
    I have been spraying the whole lawn in the past as well as the perimeter. Is it just as effective to spray only the perimeter or should one spray inside of that like on trees and shrubs? Can you please help me on this question
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    Whether you should spray your whole lawn or just the perimeter with Bifen I/T or any other insecticide is entirely dependent on what pests you are primarily treating for. For example, if fleas, ants, chinch bugs or crickets are your main pests, we would suggest continuing to spray your whole lawn. If mosquitoes and flies are your main pests, then focusing your sprays on bushes, trees and areas of dense foliage would be best. But at any time if you feel it gives you better control over all the pests in your area to treat the whole yard then that is entirely up to you.
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  • Asked by Roselle from Gloucester
    06/15/2019
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    Can you mix Bifen IT and Tekko Pro together?
    If so, what would the ratio be?
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    Yes, you will mix one ounce of Bifen IT and one ounce of Tekko Pro IGR per gallon of water.

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  • Asked by Tony from Hope Mills,nc
    05/20/2015
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    can it be used on garden and plants
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    Bifen IT cannot be used on any edible plants but it can be used on ornamental plants. Please let us know what insect you are treating for and the types of plants you are treating and we will be happy to help recommend a product for your needs.
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  • Asked by Vanessa from Corinth Ms
    06/18/2015
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    I have an above ground pool with a deck around it and has become a breeding Mosquito.
    There is a ditch around bottom of pool filled with leaves and is probably damp. Will the Bifen spray kill Mosquitos that may be breeding underneath the leaves?
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    Bifen IT will only kill the mosquitoes that are sprayed directly or that contact a treated surface.  The best thing to do would be to try an eliminate the leaves and debri in the ditch to remove the breeding site for them and apply Bifen to the underside of leaves of trees and bushes as that is where the adults during the day.
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  • Asked by Kenneth from Bailey, Nc
    09/23/2016
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    Will Bifen IT diminish the gnat population on my property?
    I live in Nash county NC. We have a very bad problem with gnats. How do I stop them ? I have 1 acre land mostly trees.
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    There are a few ways to keep the number of gnats down. You can invest in a misting system that periodically sprays a pyrethrin insecticide in your yard. This system is a lot like a sprinkler system. We do not carry the actual mister system but we do carry the insecticide that is used in it called Riptide. If you want to get something you can just spray you can try Talstar P. Gnats that land on the treated areas will be eliminated. Talstar P will not repel the gnats from the area nor will it kill the gnats that do not land on the treated areas.

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  • Asked by Andrea from Atlanta, Georgia
    09/25/2014
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    What is the minimum time that should pass before re-spraying Bifen IT for mosquitoes?
    We have sprayed 3 times this summer for mosquitoes and the Bifen IT has not gotten rid of them nearly as well as it did when we used it last summer. We just sprayed 6 days ago and still have quite a lot of mosquitoes. Can we re-spray yet? Also is it possible that the Bifen IT has lost it's potency in one year?
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    Bifen IT is recommended to use once every 30 days outside for Mosquito control. Depending on the weather conditions(rainfall), this could affect your results. For best results, allow 24 hours after outdoor application before expected rainfall or watering. When applying, focus on the underside of leaves on bushes, shrubs and trees as this where mosquitos will hide during the day. For a quick knockdown mixing a Pyrethrin concentrate with the Bifen IT will give you immediate relief. Mix 1oz ExciteR and 1oz Bifen IT in 1 gallong of water. With this combination, you get the quick knockdown and the residual for 30 days. Mixing Bifen IT at the lower mixing rated of .33floz you can apply higher volumes to ensure application of the proper amount of product to a given area or you can mix Bifen IT at the higher rate of 1oz per gallon of water for a longer residual and a quicker knockdown. If there are areas where there is standing water, using the BTI Mosquito Dunks will help.
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  • Asked by J.robles from Brookside Village Tx
    05/23/2012
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    Does Bifen IT take care of Rasberry crazy ants?
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    Bifen IT has not been shown to be very effective at controlling Raspberry Crazy Ants. Termidor SC  used outdoors and Phantom used indoors have been the most effective products to control crazy Raspberry Ants. Ant baits and synthetic pyrethroid insecticides do not seem to do an effective job controlling this ant species. Texas A&M University has done extensive research regarding these ants and you can find detailed articles on their extension website.

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  • Asked by Kurtis from Port St Lucie, Fl
    10/19/2016
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    Can Bifen IT be applied to the whole yard using pressure washer?
    i'd like to spray my entire yard with an insecticide. would this be ok to use in a pressure washer?
    A

    Unfortunately, we do not recommend Bifen IT in a pressure washer application. We recommend using it either in a hand pump sprayer, backpack sprayer, or hose end sprayer for a lawn application. 

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  • Asked by Kayla from Fort Lauderdale, Fl
    11/17/2016
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    How long does Bifen I/T to kill a tick?
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    When using Bifen IT for ticks, there can be several variables. How long it takes the ticks to die after they come into contact with a treated area will depend on a number of factors, such as the age of the tick as well as how long they stayed in contact with the treated area, how long it has been since the area was treated, and the concentration that was used to treat the area. Typically it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a day or so for them to die. It can take several weeks for you to stop seeing ticks completely because ticks like to stay hidden, which also means they could be staying away from treated areas. We recommend doing follow up treatments every two weeks at the highest usage rate of 1 oz of product per gallon of water until you do not see any ticks.

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  • Asked by Nancy from Stevens Point, Wi
    08/17/2016
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    Will Bifen IT kill grubs?
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    Bifen IT is not labeled for grubs. We do carry grub control products. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Grubs for information on a successful program.

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  • Asked by Trent
    08/16/2010
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    How long will Bifen IT keep?
    I want to buy a large amount of Bifen IT, so I can use it every year. I'm trying to figure out how long it will keep without going bad?
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    Bifen IT should be used within 3 years of the date of purchase. To protect the integrity of the product, you should store unused portions in a cool dry area out of direct sunlight. Avoid letting the product over heat or freeze.
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  • Asked by Don from Murfreesboro, Tn 37130
    07/02/2014
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    I used Diazinon for years. Do you have an equivalent product?
    I sprayed for ticks, mosquitoes, and general yard insects. It was very effective. I have tried several products since and nothing works as well. Your suggestions?
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    Yes, we do have products that are comparable to Diazinon since it has been outlawed due to safety regulations. We would recommend Bifen IT. It is great for indoor and outdoor use. Indoors, you will spray along the baseboards and cracks and crevices. It lasts for 90 days. Outdoors, you can broadcast across your lawn, spray along the perimeter of your home, on flowers and also ornamentals. This lasts for 30 days outside. This product is not labeled to be sprayed on edibles. It is labeled for ticks, mosquitoes and various other pests as well.

     

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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  • Asked by Ann from Hoboken, Ga
    07/15/2018
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    Can you use Bifen IT to kill German roaches in a house?
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    Bifen IT is labeled for roaches can be used to help eliminate a roach infestation.  However, it should not be the only product that you use as roaches are difficult to treat and usually more than one type of product is necessary.  We would recommend using one of our Roach Control Kits to ensure that you have everything you need.  You may also want to take a look at our Roach Control Guide for more information on implementing a complete treatment program.  

     

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  • Asked by Eric from Kilgore, Tx
    06/03/2015
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    What is the best IGR to add to Bifen IT applied at 1 oz per gallon/1000 with mist blower for mosquito control
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    Nyguard IGR would be the best to use with Bifen IT. It will last up to 14 days outside and be applied once a month.

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  • Asked by Angela from Prattville, Al
    08/19/2016
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    When should I re-apply Bifen IT?
    Just put down some Bifen IT ( favorite product) on our lawn due to some horrible army worm issues going around alabama. We started to notice them dying instantly. How often should I be reapplying to the yard to keep them from coming back. Also, thoughts on the Bifen Granuals and the Bifen IT used together?
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    Bifen IT can be re-applied every 30 days. It is not recommended to use Bifen IT and Bifen Granules together in the same place. It would only be doubling up the amount of product in the area and that will cause the insects to become immune more quickly. 

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  • Asked by Tim from Saltillo, Ms
    10/07/2015
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    Can I use Bifen IT in my garden?
    What do you suggest for use in a vegetable garden? I am currently growing Kole crops (mustard, turnips collards) and I have aphids. Is there anything that can also be used on tomatoes, squash, okra? I am looking for a all in one spray.
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    Bifen IT is not labeled to be used on anything edible so would not be recommended. For vegetable garends we would recommend using the Fertilome Triple Action. It is an insecticide, miticide and fungicide in one. For systemic treatment of aphids, you could also use the Fruit Tree & Vegetable Systemic Soil Drench.

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  • Asked by Jim from Las Vegas, Nv
    07/26/2018
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    What kind of mask should I use to apply Bifen IT?
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    A mask is not required to apply Bifen IT if you are applying in a well-venitlated area.  If you are applying in a small, confined space with poor ventilation, you can use something like the N95 Valved Respirator Mask

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