Bifen L/P Insecticide Granules - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Teresa from Apex, Nc
    10/08/2013
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    Is Bifen Granules harmful to children?
    If I put this on my lawn will this be harmful if my children play outside?
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    Bifen Granules are a pet and children safe product when applied correctly because it is broadcast over lawn in small quantities. Please be sure to follow the product label for proper application.
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    60 of 68 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Leon from Dacula Ga
    05/02/2017
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    What setting do I use on a Scott's Turf Builder Edgeguard DLX spreader when applying Bifen granules?
    Settings on Scott's Edgeguard DLX broadcast spreader are numbers. Other Scott spreaders listed on bag are letters. What is corrolation of numbers to lb/acre?
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    The setting that you will use when applying Bifen Granules with a Scotts Edgeguard DLX is a 2 or a 3 depending on how quickly you walk.

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    57 of 62 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Joe from Ny
    05/24/2012
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    What number do I use for a Scotts Speedy Green rotary spreader for application of Bifen Granules?
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    We don't have the exact spreader setting for your model spreader. The easiest way to determine the correct setting to apply Bifen Granules is as follows:

    If you need to use 3lbs of product per 1,000 sq ft you would add 3 lb of product to spreader, start with a medium setting, then apply product to a 20 x 50 ft area (1,000 sq ft).  If you have product left, your setting is too low.  If you run out of product, your setting is too high

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    36 of 100 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Brian from Ri
    06/11/2013
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    Will a large amount of rainfall decrease effectiveness of the Bifen Granules?
    I put down a 10 foot wide barrier of Bifen granules in the lawn around our house to keep carpenter ants from entering. I planned to take advantage of natural rainfall to water the granules into the lawn. Unfortunately, what was forecast to be rain showers turned out to be 4 inches of rain as measured in our rain gauge. I don't think the water actually ran off and took the insecticide with it. However, will just the large amount of rainfall decrease its effectiveness in the soil? Should I apply another treatment?
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    A large amount of rain fall should not take away the effectiveness of Bifen Granules. especially if there was no run off. You would want to reapply in 2 months time.
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    26 of 29 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Diana
    06/24/2010
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    I believe I have springtails in my home. They are very small, pale or black. How can I get rid of spring tails?
    Tried to kill the bugs. They are around almost all of the windows in my home. I also find them on the air conditioners. Several websites mention Bifen granules to kill them. Is there an effective spray that I can use to kill them? It must be something strong. I have already tried bleach and some pest control sprays that I found at Home Depot. Please let me know if you can help.
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    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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    25 of 28 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Cris from Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    05/05/2015
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    Are Bifen Granules safe to use in a yard with dogs? I'm wanting to kill ticks and fleas, is this going to work?
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    Bifen Granules should be broadcast with a spreader and watered in and completely dry before allowing pets in the treated areas. They will be safe once dried. The Bifen Granules would be a great treatment for many insects but if you are treating for ticks and fleas, we highly recommend applying the products in our Tick Control Kit. It is important to mow the lawn 1-2 days prior to your first application and treat once every two weeks outdoors for flea control. You will make a minimum of two applications. Additional treatments should be applied if needed. Please let us know if you need anything else.

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    21 of 23 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Mary from Spring
    10/21/2016
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    Will the Bifen Granules kill sod webworms?
    I purchased two 25 lb bags from you after speaking to a rep on chat. One of my neighbors said the granules would not work on the eggs. Have I wasted 60 bucks or will the granules work?
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    Bifen Granules will kill sod webworms and is one of the most popular ones for them.  It will not kill the eggs, though, and no product will do so.

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    19 of 20 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Glorian from Mabelvale, Ar
    03/21/2015
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    Will the use of Bifen Granules harm the earthworms?
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    Yes, Bifen Granules will harm earthworms and other beneficial insects that it comes in contact with.
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    15 of 18 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Fred from Lehigh Acres, Florida
    03/12/2014
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    Bigheaded ants: Need advice as how to treat and which product you have.
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    Insecticide granules such as Bifen granules would be a good choice to help control the population of big headed ants as it will last for 3-4 months. Bifen Granules will kill ants that venture on to treated areas.  Another great choice would be to use Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait. This bait is also labeled for big headed ants specifically and would be a great choice for your use. Extinguish Plus combines the power of hydramethylnon with an insect growth regulator (like birth control for ants) to kill big headed ant workers and prevent queens from laying fertile eggs. This product would kill the ants that picked up the bait and also kill the ants back at the colony
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    15 of 16 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Pat from Fallston, Md
    07/30/2017
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    When is the best time to apply Bifen Granules to treat for Cicada killers?
    The Cicada Killer males are flying around like crazy but no holes in lawn yet.
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    For preventative control, applying the Bifen Granules now will treat before the Cicada Killers start burrowing into the ground and help reduce the population. Once they have started to burrow and make holes in the ground, then you can apply the Tempo 1% Dust. Also, the Bifen LP Granules would not yield immediate results, but stop them from returning the following year.

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    12 of 13 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Susan from Palm Coast, Fl
    05/24/2013
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    Will this product kill little geckos or lizzards? I don't want to hurt the little guys.
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    Bifen Granules will not kill geckos or lizards. This product will kill the insects that the geckos and lizards eat, therefore the geckos and lizards may go find food elsewhere.
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    9 of 11 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Sue from South Carolina
    02/27/2015
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    Does Bifen kill mole crickets and grubs
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     Bifen Granules will kill active mole crickets, but not grubs. Please see our grub control page. 

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  • Asked by G. from Sf Bay Area, Ca.
    05/13/2013
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    Can you use Bifen Granules in your home, and if so what do you use to apply it indoors?
    I have ordered from your company several times, due to my ongoing problem with Springtails. I would like to get rid of them once, and for all so I am considering ordering Bifen Granules. My question is can you use this product in your home, and if so what do you use to apply it indoors? Please answer ASAP, because it has been over a month that I been dealing these horrible creatures! :(
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    Bifen granules can not be used indoors as this is a product designed to be watered in after placed down, and this application would not work indoors. You would need the Bifen IT, the concentrate version of the Bifen Granules that can be used indoors and outdoors. You would spray the Bifen inside around baseboards, cracks, crevices, windows and door frames and around plumbing pipes. You would also spray about 2-3 feet up the side of your foundation of your home and 2-3 feet out on the ground, and then create a barrier across the lawn with the Bifen granules. You will need to find the areas in and around your home where there seems to be a moisture issue. Please refer to our How To Get Rid Of Springtails article to see proper treatment methods for the pest and where to look for sources of the nesting site.
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    8 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Judy
    06/13/2010
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    Will Bifen Granules get rid of millipedes?
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    Yes, Bifen Granules are labeled for millipedes as well as many other insects that are in your yard.  For millipedes you can spread 2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1000 square feet.  For full instructions and a list of all the insects that the granules treat, you can read the product label.
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    7 of 10 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Hugh
    02/04/2011
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    Can I broadcast Bifen Granules in a garden to control fire ants without affecting the produce?
    Fire ants destroyed our potato crop last year, and I'm looking for products to keep ants out of the garden.
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    You cannot use Bifen granules in a vegetable garden. You can place Bifen granules around the outside of the garden to ward off crawling insects. You can also use Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait around the outside of the vegetable garden to help control the fire ants.
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    5 of 5 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by George from Pharr, Texas
    04/30/2012
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    What type of granule is the Bifen LP?
    Is it the larger granules for use in a lawn spreader of more of the sandy granules?
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    Bifen LP is the finer sandy granule. Talstar EZ contains the same active ingredient as Bifen LP but is the larger granule that you are looking to use in your lawn spreader.
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    5 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Tim from Pearland, Tx
    01/13/2016
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    Do Bifen Granules have a systemic effect when spread onto vegetable garden?
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    Bifen L/P Granules should not be used around edible vegetation. They have a residual that will last for up to four months but should be applied at least 10-15 ft outside the drip line of the garden.

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  • Asked by Jim
    08/12/2010
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    Can Bifen L/P granules be used to control mosquitoes and mosquito larvae?
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    No, Bifen LP would not be effective for mosquito control. The adult mosquitoes actually hang out in trees and bushes and the larva develop in standing water. Bifen LP granules can only be used to treat lawns and soil for insect infestation. You can use Bifen IT which is the liquid formulation of Bifen to treat for adult mosquitoes. Mosquito larva can be eliminated with BTI Mosquito Dunks which can be placed directly into water sources such as ponds, unused pools and other areas of standing water.
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  • Asked by Theresa from Ocean Springs, Ms
    05/04/2014
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    How long will it take to see results once Bifen granules are applied?
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    Bifen Granules will kill insects after they come incontact with the treated area. The kill time all depends on what you are treating for. It can take take minutes to hours to kill a pest.
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    5 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Wendy
    05/01/2011
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    Can I use Bifen Granules if I have a dug well?
    My drinking water comes from a dug well and I would like to know if it is safe to use the Bifen Granules
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    The product label for Bifen Granules does not say anything about use near a well, but we would suggest not applying granules within 20 feet of the well just to be safe.  Also, if your land slopes towards the well you should not apply granules on the slope in case a hard rain causes the granules to move with the water towards the well.
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