Bifen XTS is mixed at 0.03 to 0.13 fl oz per gallon of water for bag worms. You can apply once a month. Keep in mind that once the bagworms have formed their bag, there is little you can do for control other than to physically remove them. Applications should typically start in April and continue monthly through June. Be sure foliage is sprayed thoroughly to the point of runoff to achieve adequate coverage.
As long as the surface you are applying Bifen XTS to is not heavily wet or dripping water, it can be applied. Generally you want to apply when rain is not expected within 24 hours after application.
Yes, To treat for Japanese beetles, you will mix Bifen XTS at the rate of 0.07-0.15 oz. per gallon of water and apply every 30 days as needed.
Bifen XTS can be applied once a month to the listed exterior areas.
Bifen XTS is a great product choice for mosquito control. It will last outdoors for 4-8 weeks, depending on rainfall and UV rays in the area the product is applied.
The most important thing to remember when treating for mosquitoes is that they hang out on the underside of leaves and shrubs. You should treat all shrubs, bushes and trees, remembering to not only treat the main bush or shrub but also the underside of the leaves. The product is best applied with a mist blower or a hang pump sprayer. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, so if there are any areas of standing water where you are treating, those should be treated as well with BTI Mosquito Dunks or Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide.
You may also want to look over our Mosquito Control Article if you have a moment.
Either sprayer or mister application would be effective with either product as long as the application is thorough. Oil-based products such as Bifen XTS can stain some surfaces. This is not usually a concern in most areas outside, but you should use caution when treating around the siding of a home. Most oil-based products such as Bifen XTS do have a "chemical" odor but it is not especially strong.
Bifen XTS is labeled as safe on non-bearing fruit and nut trees and would not kill a tree. You should not eat fruit from a tree that was sprayed with Bifen XTS.
Bifen XTS will kill termites that come in contact with it, and a termite treatment with Bifen XTS will last for 3-5 years. For the best complete prevention and treatment, we recommend that you use Termidor SC. Please visit our Barrier Treatment page for proper application. Once in the ground, Termidor will last for up to 10 years. For either termiticide, you will use 4 gallons of finished solution for every 10 linear feet around the structure you are treating. You can treat any time of year as long as the ground is not frozen, air temperatures are not below freezing, and there is no current precipitation.