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  • Asked by Charles from Dallas, Texas
    07/16/2015
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    Will Bifen XTS kill termites?
    How much do I use for 388 sf bldg. How long will it last? When is the best time of year to treat for termites in NE Texas?
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    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. 

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  • Asked by Sam from Omaha
    07/16/2015
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    Can I use Bifen XTS on roses?
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    Yes, Bifen XTS is labeled to be used over the top of ornamentals, including roses. We would recommend to avoid spraying directly on the blooms or when temperatures are over 90 degrees to avoid possible burning.

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  • Asked by Stephanie from El Campo, Tx
    11/07/2012
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    Can I use Bifen XTS on vegetables?
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    Bifen XTS cannot be used on vegetables. You can see our full range of products that can be used in your garden by following this link: Edible Garden Products

     

    http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/edible-garden-products-c-59_481.html

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  • Asked by Richard from Texas
    09/17/2014
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    Does Bifen XTS kill fleas and ticks, and is it okay for cats and dogs?
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    Yes, Bifen XTS is only labeled for outdoor treatments for fleas and ticks. We would recommend removing the cats and dogs out of the area while you are treating. Once Bifen XTS is dry, it is safe for the pets to return to the area. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Neith from Long Beach, Ca
    05/13/2013
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    Can I pour Bifen XTS into the sprayer, set it on 1 and go spray happy?
    I have the product but my math is iffy. I have a 1 once per gallon hose end sprayer. I understand to rid myself of spider mite I need to use .07-.15 fl oz. So my question is if I set my sprayer to 1 should the product be cut or remain as is?
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    Hose end sprayers are not the most accurate so for your application a hand pump sprayer would be much more preferred. At no time should you go "spray happy" with a rate at anything other than the label suggests. According to the label, for Spider Mites on ornamentals, you would use .38 -1.28 ounces per every 10 gallons of water. The Bifen IT would be better for your needs than the Bifen XTS as spider mites are not its main usage and is a much higher rate of the active ingredient, therefore causing you to have to dilute much further down for your needs. If your sprayer dial has options for teaspoons per gallon as well as ounces, and you can select an option for 2.5 teaspoons per gallon then your hose end sprayer can be used. Other wise you will need to change your application rate. Please look back over the product label for the product you purchased.
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  • Asked by Janine from Riceville, Iowa
    10/02/2016
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    Can Bifen XTS be sprayed on cement siding without staining?
    We have boxelder bugs all over this time of year.
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    Bifen XTS does not stain, but you cannot spray as a broadcast over cement. You can only spray over cracks and crevices and you can spot treat on the structure where the boxelder bugs maybe gathering and trying to get in.

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  • Asked by Ashley from N.c.
    01/05/2014
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    Will Bifen XTS kill bedbugs?
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    No, Bifen XTS is not labeled to kill bedbugs and is an outdoor only use product. For bedbug control you will want to use one of our Bedbug Kits as these are the most accurate way to eliminate an infestation in a home. Each kit comes with step by step instructions in the box to help make sure you get rid of all of the pests. 
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  • Asked by Steven from Wakefield, Ma
    09/26/2018
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    Will Bifen XTS kill stink bugs?
    I'm looking for something that will kill stink bugs. I already have Bifen XTS but don't see these on the label. Also, is it too late to spray for stink bugs now?
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    Bifen XTS can be used to control stinkbugs outdoors. Bifen XTS, like most products, is not specifically labeled for stinkbugs because this pest is so new to the industry. Most professionals use the highest allowed usage rate on the product label for the area they are treating when trying to control stinkbugs.You should treat monthly through November for stinkbugs and other overwintering insects. You can start earlier next year around the July or August.

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  • Asked by Peter from Ft Worth, Tx
    07/12/2018
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    Can Bifen XTS, Permethrin SFR and Tekko Pro be mixed together for outdoor use?
    For chiggers, mosquitoes, fire ants and fleas.
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    Two insecticides, like Bifen XTS and Permtherin SFR 36.8%, should not be mixed together. They're both synthetic pyrethroids and creating such a mixture could be too strong and backfire, causing insects to avoid the treated areas. Tekko Pro IGR, however, can be mixed with either of these insecticides. Although Bfien XTS would be the better option in treating chiggers, mosquitoes, fire ants and fleas.

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  • Asked by Dan from Pensacola, Fl
    09/26/2017
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    What is proper application of Bifen XTS for sod webworms?
    When, how often and how much to treat. Currently have lots of moths in grass.
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    The mixing rate of Bifen XTS for sod webworms is 0.07-0.15 fl oz per 1000 square feet. This generally mixes in 1-2 gallons of water. To ensure the best control for sod webworms, postpone watering or mowing for at least 24 hours after application. This can be done every 21 days as needed.
     

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  • Asked by Shaun from Pearland, Tx
    05/20/2013
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    How does .06 and .12% convert to teaspoons or tablespoons on hose-end sprayer?
    Considering the .06 and .12% dilution concentrates, how do these convert to teaspoons and tablespoons on a hose end sprayer.
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    We have dine the conversions for you below:

    .06% = .32 fl oz = 1.92 TSP

    .12% = .64 fl oz = 1.28 TBSP

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  • Asked by Frances from Columbus, Ms
    02/02/2017
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    Which product would be best for treating fire ants? Bifen XTS or Bifen IT?
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    Since Bifen XTS is oil-based it will hold up better outdoors than Bifen IT. Bifen XTS also has a higher percentage of active ingredient, so you will  use less per application  You may also want to take a look at our Fire Ant Control Page for more information on treating and preventing fire ants. Instructions for Fire Ant Control using Bifen XTS are below.

    Bifen XTS for Fire Ant Mound Treatments: 

    Sprinkle the mound, using 1-2 gallons of dilution, until it is wet and apply to a 4 foot diameter circle around the mound. When treating mounds larger than 12”, use the higher volume. Do not treat in the heat of the day and for optimum results, apply in cool weather, such as in early morning or late evening hours

     

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  • Asked by Mike from Yorktown, Va
    07/23/2016
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    Will Bifen XTS kill the the spider mites and their eggs?
    I have spider mites on my juniper.
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    Bifen XTS will treat for Spider Mites and eggs safely on Juniper.

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  • Asked by Ron from Milford, Pa
    04/19/2014
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    Mix ratio for carpenter ants on Bifen XTS.
    Looking to mix ratio per gallon. Using a 1 or 2 gallon sprayer mixing with water for carpenter ants etc.
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    Bifen XTS is mixed at 1/6 fl oz to 1/3 fl oz per gallon of water per the label.

    Bifen XTS is labeled for carpenter ants. Bifen XTS will eliminate carpenter ants that come into contact with treated surfaces. Termidor SC is the more popular choice for carpenter ant control because it is non-repellent, has a delayed reaction kill and has a transfer effect. This means that the ants cannot detect that an area has been sprayed and cannot avoid the treated area, as they walk over the area they pick small particles of Termidor SC up on their body and inadvertently carry back to the colony spreading it to other ants.

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  • Asked by Donald from California
    08/20/2014
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    Talstar comment questions and concerns
    I read two comments that concern me. One is that Bifen is not as versatile as Talstar and that Talstar doesn't seem to break down in the desert heat. Bifen XTS is obviously more potent than Talstar so how could this be? Aside from active ingredients are these two not basically the same?
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    There are only a few similarities between Bifen XTS and Talstar P. They both contain the same active ingredient Bifenthrin, treat over 75 types of insects, and both work as a repellent.  Bifen XTS is oil based meaning it is only to be used outside the home because it holds up better in the elements. Bifen XTS is water resistant and can withstand UV Rays for 4-8 weeks outside. Talstar P is water based meaning it can be used indoors and outdoors. Inside Talstar P is used as a crack and crevice treatment and will leave a 90 day residual. Outside the home TalstarP can be used as ant mound treatments, as a broadcast spray over the entire yard, or as a perimeter treatment up against the structure.
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  • Asked by Zia from Saint Peters, Missouri
    08/13/2015
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    Can I use Bifen XTS in a thermal fogger?
    Since Bifen XTS is oil based, can I use it in a thermal fogger like Burgess?
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    Bifen XTS  cannot be used in a fogger. It should be applied with a sprayer and outdoors only. Please see the product label for complete instructions.

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  • Asked by Michael from Bisbee, Az
    06/25/2015
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    I am new to using Bifen XTS; how much do I mix for a nozzle sprayer using teaspoons per gallon?
    I have a bark scorpion problem and I need a mixture using a nozzle sprayer calibrated to oz. per gallon with Bifen XTS.
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    It states on the label to apply .32oz - .64oz with 1 gallon of water that is equivalent to 1.92 tsp - 3.84 tsp per gallon of water depending on what your are treating for. Please contact us 1-866-581-7378 for any additional questions you may have.
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  • Asked by Joyce from Miami, Florida
    04/01/2015
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    Does Bifen XTS kill fleas and ticks?
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    Bifen XTS is labeled for outdoor applications when eradicating fleas and ticks.

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  • Asked by Phyllis from Little Rock, Arkansas
    06/11/2015
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    I just placed an order for Bifen XTS for fleas at my house. Can I use it indoors also?
    After I placed the order I saw where the bifen IT is for indoors. Really can't afford both products. I have had to leave my dog at my parents until I can get rid of these fleas so she can come home. I don't want to use the bifen XTS in the house if it will harm my dog. Am hoping to use this product indoors and outdoors (maybe adjust the product/water mixture??) I tried to call you but it was after hours. Thanks.
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    No, Bifen XTS is not labeled for indoor use. We would recommend using Onslaught Insecticide with an IGR (insect growth regulator) for indoor use. This can be sprayed in the areas where fleas are present. You will vacuum daily for 14 days and do a second treatment.
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  • Asked by Nancy from Nc
    05/26/2019
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    I sprayed Bifen XTS around the outside of the house and now can smell it inside. Will the smell go away?
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    Bifen XTS does have an odor, but this should subside as the product dries.  

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