Bifen XTS - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Dean from Carmel
    05/06/2021
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    Can I use Bifen XTS to make tick tubes?
    I am going to make DIY tick tubes for my property and wondered if Bifen XTS would be good for this. How much should I use and how long would it remain active?
    A

    We do not have any products labeled for this use including Bifen XTS so we are unable to advise you on it. 

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  • Asked by Elizabeth
    05/13/2021
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    I have a turtle, will Bifen XTS harm my turtle? I mix my Bifen XTS with IGR
    I'm treating my house for roaches and I need to know if I have to remove my turtle from the room he is in when I treat?
    A

    When using an insecticide, it is recommended that you keep pets and/or other animals out of the area while the product is being applied. Once Bifen IT dries, it is safe for animals, such as turtles, to return to the area.

    One of our roach control kits would be recommended for roach control. These professional kits includes non-staining, low odor concentrated insecticide for spraying the outside perimeter of the home and inside underneath appliances, behind cabinets, under toilets and sinks, etc. You'll also get Roach Bait Gel to help get rid of those roaches that like to hide. Baits can be applied up high in the kitchen in the corner of cabinets and in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms. The bait contains a slow-acting poison that attracts and kills feeding roaches, who also spread the bait to other roaches by contact or by sharing food. Finally, an Insect Growth Regulator is offered which will stop roaches from laying eggs, helping to halt the infestation. The combination of an IGR with roach bait is a highly effective roach control strategy that is widely used by pest control professionals. The insecticide must be applied with a 1 gallon pump sprayer.

    Here is a link to a great article that really goes into depth in explaining a roach control program:

    Here is a link to our roach control kits and sprays:

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  • Asked by Aj from La, Ca
    05/24/2021
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    Can Bifen XTS be used with Tomahawk Backpack Fogger?
    i read in Q&A that XTS cannot be used with thermal fogger; can it be used in Tomahawk Backpack Fogger?
    A

    Bifen XTS  cannot be used in a thermal, ulv or propane fogger but can be applied using a backpack sprayer or mist blower If the Tomahawk Backpack Fogger you have works as a mist blower/sprayer similar to the Tomahawk Power Mist Blower TMD14 with Turbo Boost, that would be an acceptable piece of equipment to use for applying Bifen XTS. Please see the product label for complete instructions.

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  • Asked by Jacob from Tx
    05/31/2021
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    How many ounces of Bifen XTS do I put in a 4 gallon sprayer?
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    Bifen XTS is mixed at the rate of 0.07- 0.15 oz. per gallon of water and apply once every 30 days as directed. 

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  • Asked by Jason from Toronto
    06/01/2021
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    Does Bifen XTS kill Box Tree Moths?
    A

    Bifen XTS is labeled for moths. Per the product label, mix .26 to .1.28 fl oz per 10 gallons of water. 

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  • Asked by William from Sugar Hill
    06/03/2021
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    Can I use Bifen XTS with a Ryobi electric fogger/mister?
    Can I use this in a Ryobi fogger/mister tool? Since it's oil base it shouldn't clog the fogger/mister right?
    A

    Most of the Ryobi machines state in the manual that they do not allow for use of professional grade products such as Bifen XTS (which cannot be used in any fogger as well) which is what we mainly carry. You would need to contact the Ryobi manufacturer for the best advice.  The only option we have that might be an option is the Mosquito Beater.

     

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  • Asked by Tony from Muskegon, Michigan
    06/14/2021
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    Can Bifen XTS be used to treat gypsy moths in the caterpillar stage using a backpack mister?
    A

    Yes, Bifen XTS is labeled to control gypsy moth adults and caterpillars. Per the product label, be sure that you are also applying around the foundation of any structures as well as to the siding of the structure.

    For use on edible plants or more sensitive plants, a product with Bt such as Natural Guard Caterpillar Spray with Bt is a great choice.

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  • Asked by Chris from Englewood
    07/20/2021
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    1.Spraying my grass in the evening will not burn my grass even if the temperature reaches 98 degrees tomorrow?
    2. I do NOT want to water or cut the grass for 24 hours after spraying for webworms? After 24 hours water as normal or the 1/4 inch? 3. Is it ok to cut the grass and water prior to spraying? Should I cut it shorter? BTW I sprayed around my house this morning and within 30 minutes I had a couple of dead spiders and have not seen any pesky ants all day. So far Very Very happy!
    A
    We do not recommend applying Bifen XTS or other insecticides while the temperature is above 90-95 degrees so that you are not putting extra stress on your turfgrass. If you have very hot days, then the best time to treat is in the morning after the grass has recovered during the night.

    For control of sod webworms, you should delay watering or irrigation for at least 24 hours after application, per the product label. We do not recommend spraying immediately after cutting to reduce extra stress on the grass. If you spray after watering, be sure the ground is not saturated and the grass blades are not dripping wet.


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  • Asked by Eddie
    07/21/2021
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    Will it kill cockroaches
    A

    Bifen XTS will kill insects that contact a treated area but is only for outside use not inside. Please take a few minutes to read over our roach control guide to learn how to implement a successful roach control program.

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  • Asked by Stephen from Appleton Wi
    07/25/2021
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    How do I dispose of unwanted excess Bifen XTS?
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    To get rid of any of any excess Bifen XTS you will need to contact your local waste management. They will give you instructions on proper disposal, they typically have specific locations for chemical drop off.

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  • Asked by David from Green Cove Springs, Fl
    07/26/2021
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    I have sprayed my orange tree and peach tree with Bifen XTS, am I going to have problems??
    Is the fruit ruined on my trees now?
    A

    Yes, this is problematic. Bifen XTS is not labeled for use on edible vegetation. All fruit will need to be discarded this growing season for your safety.

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  • Asked by Mike from Auburn
    07/26/2021
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    Hello, can I use Bifen XTSas root drench ?
    I getting termite on my veggie and they are killing all my crop. Can I use this product as root drench ?
    A

    Bifen XTS can be used as a drench for some insects. However, it cannot be drenched on or around your vegetables. For termites around vegetables your best option is to use boiling water where you see activity.

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  • Asked by Rick from Odenville,al
    08/01/2021
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    Combine Bifen XTS and Propiconazole 14.3?
    Can I combine Bifen XTS and propiconazole into my sprayer? Or should they be applied separately?
    A

    Due to both Bifen XTS and Propiconazole 14.3 being heavily oil based chemicals, we would recommend applying them separately especially in the summer to avoid burning the lawn in high heat temperatures. 

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  • Asked by Rick from Odenville, Al
    08/17/2021
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    Can Bifen XTS be tank mixed with T-Nex Plant Growth Regulator and applied at the same time to my lawn?
    A

    Bifen XTS and T-Nex can be tank mixed together and applied at the same time. It is recommended to do a small compatibility test in glass jar before mixing in large tank. Follow the General Application instructions on page 15 of the product label. 

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  • Asked by Randyman from Chatsworth, Ga
    08/22/2021
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    Can Bifen XTS be used to treat aphids on Crepe Myrtles?
    A

    Yes, Bifen XTS is labeled to control aphids at the rate of 0.26 to 1.28 fl oz per 10 gallons of water. Normal use rates are 10 gallons of spray per 4,356 sq. ft.

    Please view the full product label for more information. 

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  • Asked by Randyman from Chatsworth, Ga
    08/22/2021
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    What is the mix rate per gallon of water for Bifen XTS to treat for aphids on Crepe Myrtles?
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    The rate of Bifen XTS to target aphids is 0.26 to 1.28 oz (1.5 tsp to 7.6 tsp) per 10 gallons of water. This would break down to be 0.02 fl oz to 0.12 fl oz (0.12 tsp to 0.72 tsp) per gallon of water.

    Please be sure to review the product label for more information and complete application instructions.

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  • Asked by Bonnie from Sanford Nc
    08/24/2021
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    What is the rate for Bifen XTS per gallon of water to treat pine beetles on my pine trees?
    I have cut the dead trees down but I have many tall pines I hope to save.
    A

    Bifen XTS is applied at the rate of 2.0 pints of product per 100 gallons of water. If you only need to mix 2 gallons at a time you will 0.64 oz of Bifen XTS diluted in 2 gallons of water. Treat the main trunk from the base of the tree to at least halfway into the live crown spraying the tree directly and until the bark is completely wet (usually 1 to 4 gallons of spray per tree).  

    Please review the full product label for more details and reference the Trunk Sprays on Ornamental Trees Section on page 20 for specific information. 

    Unfortunately, there is no easy solution when it comes to oak beetles. Healthy trees can be protected before the beetles attack by topically spraying them with a synthetic pyrethroid like Bifen XTS.  Infected trees should be cut down (before the newly hatched beetles fly out of the trees in the spring/summer) and the wood burned or chipped, while other still healthy trees should be sprayed annually to protect them. Because of the natural boring behavior of the beetle they are protected from topically applied insecticides and systemic insecticides (those injected into the tree or applied as a root drench) have proven ineffective for pine beetle infestations.

    You should contact your local cooperative extension office to find out the best time to start spraying in your region. 
     

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  • Asked by Paul from Chicago, Il
    09/30/2021
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    Using Bifen XTS to treat the exterior perimeter of my home, around windows, and doors but also want to use this in the garden area and lawn. Will this stain brick, concrete and windows? Can it also be used around a well and septic system?
    A

    You should apply Bifen XTS at least 5 ft away from the well and septic system.  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. 

    Bifen XTS is not labeled for use in edible gardens and for landscape beds and ornamentals, it should not be applied during the heat of the day to avoid any burning to foliage. 
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  • Asked by Jacob from Greenville, Sc
    10/21/2021
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    Bifen XTS for termite prevention.
    I'm not a big fan of trenching and was wondering if Bifen XTS (or its granular counterpart) can be broadcast on my lawn (how much and how many times a year) to prevent termites, as well as keep other bugs out. Total lawn size is just under 3600.
    A

    Bifen XTS will not protect against termites when sprayed to the surface as termites do not contact the surface when foraging.  Treating the entire yard is also of little benefit for protection.  Termites are always out in the lawn below ground and protecting your home is key.  Bifen also only kills those insects that contact a treated surface, so great for general insects that contact it, but not for termite colonies that are below ground.  

    Trenching is the best prevention against subterranean termites as they are inches below the surface when foraging so you must dig a 6"x6" deep trench with something like Taurus SC to get the most effective protection as explained in our guide here.  Taurus will last for 10 years or more in the soil and has a transfer effect to the colony below ground when those that contact the treated soil go back down to it.

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  • Asked by Edward
    03/04/2024
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    Can Bifen XTS be used on dogwood borers?
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    Yes, Bifen XTS is labeled for dogwood borers as directed on page 21 of the product label. Best applied before they are active to protect the trees.  

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