Bifen L/P Insecticide Granules - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Ashlee from Argyle, Texas
    09/20/2018
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    We are using Bifen Granules to kill armyworms, will it kill them? How soon will it work?
    We followed the directions for treating our lawn with Bifen granules following a notable infestation and movement of armyworms across our property. It's been 12 hours since the product was watered in, and we are not seeing any improvement. The armyworms are just as active and just as plentiful. Is it possible the product was bad?
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    Bifen L/P Insecticide Granules are labeled for armyworms and will do a great job controlling this pest. When treating for armyworms to ensure optimum control, irrigate the treated area with up to 0.1 inches of water immediately after application to activate (release from the granule) the insecticide. This product is not one that will kill the listed pests on contact.  It will take time. There are several factors like the severity of an infestation that will play a part in how long it takes to gain complete control. It could possibly take a few weeks for full control. The product will leave a residual that lasts in the soil for 2-3 months.

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  • Asked by Linda from Whispering Pines, Nc
    08/07/2018
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    How often should I treat yard for fleas with Bifen L/P?
    Bought this product from you and treated 2 times 14 days apart. Worked great. Fleas are coming from neighbors infested yard so will they avoid our treated yard or should we continue to use to avoid having them again?
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    Because granules can last longer than a liquid residual, we don't recommend reapplying Bifen L/P Insecticide Granules sooner than 30 days.Granules wouldn't be the best option because the granules will usually sink below the thatch layer. When treating for fleas, it's better to use a liquid insecticide, you can use Bifen IT. With Bifen IT, when treating for active fleas, you can re-treat every 14 days. A liquid insecticide is better because the residual will be in the soil, thatch and grass blades as well, offering a better residual. Once you have it under control, you can continue to treat every 30 days, especially if those around you are not doing anything to control the flea activity. Take a look at our Flea Prevention Guide, Step 3, for more tips for Outdoor Yard Flea Prevention.

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  • Asked by Gloria from Snellville
    07/13/2018
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    Does the ground have to be dry before applying Bifen L/P Insecticide Granules?
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    Yes, it is recommended to apply Bifen L/P Insecticide Granules when the ground is dry and be watered in after the application. 

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  • Asked by Aaron
    05/06/2018
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    Are the granules too fine for a lawn spreader?
    I have a larger 50lb walk-behind broadcast spreader (Earthway 2150). Are the granules too fine for this spreader?
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    We don't have the exact spreader setting to apply Bifen Granules with your model spreader. The easiest way to determine the correct setting for your needs is outlined below:

    Ex: If you need to use 3 lbs 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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  • Asked by Greg from Austin, Tx
    04/28/2018
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    What setting should I use for the Earthway 2750 hand spreader to apply Bifen Granules?
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    We don't have the exact spreader setting to apply Bifen Granules with your model spreader. The easiest way to determine the correct setting for your needs is outlined below:

    Ex: If you need to use 3 lbs 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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  • Asked by Zach from Foley, Al
    07/25/2017
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    Is granular Bifen safe to use around Pecan Trees?
    I have two Pecan trees in my back yard. I would like to use the granular Bifen to take care of some insects. I do plan on eating the pecans in the fall. Will the tree uptake enough Bifen to be harmful and if so what would be your recommendation.
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    Bifen Granules is not a systemic so will not be absorbed but is also not labeled to be used around edibles. Applications should be kept outside the dripline of the Pecan trees. 

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  • Asked by Wilson from Wilmington
    04/15/2017
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    Can you use Bifen Granules on new sod?
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    Bifen Granlues will not have any effect on the rooting or health of your sod andmay be applied either prior to or following the laying of sod. We would recommend that you read over the product label for complete use instructions for your target pest.

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  • Asked by Suzanne from Manchester, Nh
    05/18/2016
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    How effective are Bifen Granules with ticks?
    I live in NH and tick population and lyme disease is significant.
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    Bifen Granules are an excellent option for ticks in your lawn. You will broadcast them across the lawn and water the product in once it has been applied. This will last approximately 2-3 months in the soil. 

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  • Asked by Dan from St George
    01/15/2016
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    Do Bifen Granules kill American/Oriental roaches?
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    We are not sure why Bifen Granules does not have roaches on the label, but it is the same product as Talstar PL Granules, and roaches are listed on the Talstar granule product label. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Roaches for a successful roach control program. We do carry Roach Control Kits.

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  • Asked by Martin from Jacksonville, Fl
    07/06/2015
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    I am currently treating for roaches. Do I need additional products besides Bifen Granules?
    I am currently treating inside my home with fumigation. Bifen Granules are being used around the perimeter of my home, but we still have lot of roaches inside the home, even after I have fumigated. Do I need to open every electrical outlet and put powder pesticide inside?
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    We recommend to continue using the Bifen L/P Granules for outdoors to protect your lawn from a broad range of insects. We do recommend treating in your wall voids and behind your outlets with an insecticide dust that will leave a long residual such as Delta Dust. It is water resistant and will last up to 7 months. To do a complete treatment we recommend our Roach Control Kit Rotation A. This kit comes with several products that should be used together to eliminate roach infestations.

    If you have any other question in regards to roach control, please review Cockroach Treatment Guide 

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  • Asked by Deanna
    03/09/2019
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    Will Bifen L/P Insecticide Granules kill fire ants?
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    Yes, Bifen L/P Insecticide Granules is labeled to control fire ants. According to the product label, the best control will be achieved by using broadcast treatments in combination with mound drenches. It is critical to water before treatments if the soil is dry. Apply up to 0.4 lb AI/A when making broadcast applications. When treating mounds apply ½ a cup of granules per mound and drench the mound with 1-2 gallons of water. A four-foot diameter around the mound should also be treated. 

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  • Asked by Steve from Florida Panhandle
    06/18/2013
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    What is the best product to get rid of spittlebugs?
    I tried the Bifen granules, but it didn't get rid of them. Would a spray work better? Does it need to be watered in?
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    You can water the bifen granules to halp activate the active ingredient. you may also want to look into Hi Yield Bug Blaster 2.4 RTS. This product comes ready to spray just hook your water hose into the bottle and spray. Blug blaster is specifically labeled to treat spittle bugs.
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  • Asked by Joy from Raleigh, Nc
    06/28/2013
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    To kill and control ants, should I put the ant bait stations down first?
    Or do the granules go down first or should I put them down at the same time?
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    We would not recommend applying Bifen Granules in the locations where you are setting the bait stations. This may interfere with the bait attractants Please find our article " Advantages of Ant Bait" for more information. Now if you are using a bait station that is not on the ground like Ant NO More, you can apply Bifen near the stations and you would want to apply the granular first.
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  • Asked by Anne from Sf Bay Area
    09/20/2014
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    Ground covers, mulch and barks
    Hi there, can I sprinkle these granules on ground covers, mulch or barks? Do they have to be applied when it's dry or can I apply them when when it's wet out too? I have problems with springtail outside of my home but they are making their ways into my home thru the cracks!
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    Using a 25 lb. bag covers 5,000-10,000 square feet. You can use them as a broadcast or a perimeter treatment directly around the structrue of the home. It is recommended that you water the granules in after application. When treating for springtails, moisture is the biggest contributor. If you can remove the moisture, the springtail population will go down. Please let us know if you have any further questions. 
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  • Asked by Charles from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    11/14/2019
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    Can the Bifen L/P Insecticide Granules be applied during a storm?
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    Bifen L/P Insecticide Granules must be applied dry to turf with a spreader and then must be watered in with 0.5 -1 inch of water. This product cannot be applied while it is actively raining.

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  • Asked by Kathrin from San Antonio, Tx
    05/27/2014
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    Can this be used with DeltaGard G Granules?
    I have applied DeltaGard G Granules and need a product to control fleas, is it ok to apply the Bifen Granules on top of the DeltaGard G Granules?
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    Yes, it is okay to apply the Bifen Granules over top of the DeltaGuard G granules to control fleas. It is also helpful to incorporate an insect growth regulator sucg as Archer IGR to halt to reproductive cyle of fleas to gain control much faster.
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  • Asked by Chris from Atlanta, Ga
    05/15/2014
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    I have a dog, I was told to spray water after application in my yard, the bag said not to? What should I do?
    My local do it yourself pest control said to add water to kill adult fleas, but the bag said no? What should I do, I don't want to hurt my dog.
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    Bifen Granules should be broadcast in the lawn and then watered in and dried before the dog returns to the treated areas. Once the area is completely dried it will be pet safe.
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  • Asked by G
    03/26/2013
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    Do Bifenthrin Granules help with German roaches?
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    Bifenthrin granules can help stop German roaches that are outside from reaching your home. The granules will not help with an existing roach infestation. We recommend you use our Roach Control Kit #2 if you have an existing roach infestation indoors.
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  • Asked by Ram from Manvel, Tx
    09/05/2011
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    Can Bifen control Ghost Ants in my yard and vegetation area?
    I have Ghost ants problem in my yard and they enter the house through weep holes. Can Bifen L/P eliminate these ants from my vegetation and stop entering the house? Can I use a hand spreader? What product can I spray on vegetation plants so that ghost ants/Sugar ants do not walk on these plants? Thanks
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    Bifen cannot be applied to a garden area under any circumstances.  It is a great product to apply in the yard and can be applied using any hand or push spreader, but it would have to be applied more than 10 feet away from any garden area.  For keeping ants out of a garden area, the only product labeled for this use would be a garden specific product such as our Fertilome Liquid Garden Spray which would help deter the ants from walking on your plants.
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  • Asked by Courtney from Boca Raton
    07/24/2018
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    Is Bifen L/P safe for potted plants?
    I have a rose bush in a pot, and I found sri lanka weevil on it. If I put this in the soil, will it kill larvae and adults? Will it harm my plant?
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    Unfortunately, no Bifen L/P Insecticide Granules is not labeled for use in potted plants.  You can use Bayer Advance 12 Month Granules as an alternative.  

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