Bifen XTS - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Shelly from Katy, Tx
    06/29/2017
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    What insects does Bifen XTS kill? Will it kill sugar mites?
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    Bifen XTS will control termites, ants, carpenter ants, fire ants, beetles, chinch bugs, crane flies, crickets, fleas, grasshoppers, Japanese beetles, mole crickets, sod webworms, ticks, termites and other insects listed on the product label.  It is not labeled for sugar mites. 

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  • Asked by Donna from Travelers Rest
    08/24/2017
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    Can Bifen I/T or Bifen XTS be used indoors?
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    Bifen I/T is water-based, non-staining, and has no odor, so it is ideal for indoor use.  Bifen XTS should only be used outdoors, as it is oil-based, so it will have an odor and may stain some surfaces. 

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  • Asked by Mark from Palm Beach Gardens
    09/03/2012
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    Can I use this product on siding to prevent spider web formation?
    I am looking for a relatively safe product with a long residual for our summer cottages to prevent spider web accumulation. Thank you.
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    Bifen XTS will help kill spiders in the area but it can take 24-48 hours for spiders to die after they come into contact with the product and in that time they can form webs. We do carry WebOut Cobweb Eliminator which can help to help prevent the formation of new webs. We do recommend you use a really good insecticide such as the Bifen XTS around the base of the structure to help eliminate the spiders and the Webout in places where you need to discourage web formation for the best results.
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  • Asked by Danny from Okc Ok 73109
    08/05/2014
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    How long does Bifen XTS take to kill roaches?
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    Bifen XTS will kill with minutes to hours depending the size of the roach. We typically do not recommend using Bifen XTS for roaches. We recommend using one of our Roach Control Kits.
    The Roach Control Kit #2 is perfect for roach control problems in homes and apartments. This professional kit includes 1 packet of Demon WP Insecticide (which makes 4 gallons of finished solution) for spraying the outside perimeter of the home and inside underneath appliances, behind cabinets, under toilets and sinks, etc. You'll also get 4 x 35 gram tubes of Invict Gold Roach Bait Gel--one of the best roach baits on the market. Invict Gold 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, 20 Gentrol Point Source stations provide an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) that 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. -
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  • Asked by Gee
    06/17/2016
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    How do you mix 2 gallons of Bifen XTS?
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    Bifen XTS is mixed at the rate of 0.32 - 0.64 oz. per gallon of water.  If you are making 2 gallons of solution, you will need to use 0.64 - 1.28 oz. of Bifen XTS in 2 gallons of water. 

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  • Asked by Darryl from Bessemer, Al
    08/27/2016
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    How long should I wait before mowing the lawn after applying Bifen XTS for armyworms?
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    Per the product label for Bifen XTS when treating for armyworms, watering or mowing should be delayed for 24 hours following application.

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  • Asked by Skye from New Orleans
    09/10/2014
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    Is Bifen XTS product odorless or does it have a strong smell?
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    Bifen XTS does have an odor to it but will go away after a week or so.
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  • Asked by Glenn from Camp Nelson Ca
    03/06/2015
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    Will Bifen kill and prevent western bark beetles in large pine trees? What is the best mixture?
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    Unfortunately, there is no easy solution when it comes to pine beetles. 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. Healthy trees can be protected before the beetles attack by topically spraying them with a synthetic pyrethroid like Bifen IT. You will mix one ounce per gallon of water. The tree should be sprayed from the ground to 15 ft up the trunk to prevent future 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 Bobby from Austin Tx
    07/26/2014
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    How long does a application of Bifen XTS last?
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    Bifen XTS will have a residual of about 4-8 weeks depending on rain and UV rays in the given area. Bifen XTS will not repel insects but instead will kill them within 24 hours of contact.
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  • Asked by Latin from Ca
    08/19/2016
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    How do I water in Bifen XTS for Chinch Bugs on a St Augustine lawn?
    I bought some Bifen XTS. I will use it on my St. Augustine lawn to control chinch bugs. My question is: The directions say that after applying the product, that I should water immediately afterward with 0.25 (1/4 inch) of water. How much is 0.25 inches? It is a light spray of water? Or a lot of water? Please advise. Thanks a lot. Blessings !!
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    With Bifen XTS, you will water the lawn for approximately 7.5 minutes to achieve a 1/4 inch of water. This will help the product get down into the soil to eliminate the chinch bugs. 

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  • Asked by Ron from Roseburg, Or.
    06/06/2012
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    What is the correct usage rate of Bifen XTS when treating mountain pine beetles using a 2 gal sprayer?
    I am using a 2 gal sprayer & need the correct ratio of Bifen xts to water.
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    When treating for mountain pine beetles the product label recommends using 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). Be sure to read the Bifen XTS product label for complete usage instructions.
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  • Asked by Ed from Augusta Ga
    10/30/2014
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    Does Bifen XTS kill scorpions?
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    Bifen XTS is labeled to treat for Scorpions outside the perimeter of the home. Mix 1/6 fl oz -1/3 fl oz with 1 gallon of water, apply to a 10 foot wide band of soil andvegetation around and next to the structure, and treat the foundation of the structure to a height of 2 to 3 feet. Use a spray volume of 2 to 10 gallons of dilution per 1000 sq. ft. Trim back any bushes, shrubs or trees so they are touching the side of the house. This will limit the insects access to the house from ground only where they will come into contact with the active ingredient, Bifenthrin.

    1 fluid oz = 2 tablespoons
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  • Asked by Bob from Atlantic Beach, Fl
    10/22/2015
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    Will the Bifen XTS harm butterflies or bees?
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    Bifen XTS is highly toxic to bees and other beneficials that are exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply Bifen XTS or allow it to drift to crops or weeds on which Bees or other beneficials are actively foraging. Additional information may be obtained from your Cooperative Extension Service.

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  • Asked by Bryan from Tucson, Az
    01/19/2012
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    Will Bifen XTS stain concrete?
    Have had good luck with Bifen I/T, and was considering buying Bifen XTS instead for the higher concentration bang for the buck. Just need to know if it will stain my sidewalks, driveway and patios.
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    Not at all.  Even though this is a higher concentration, the benefit is that a quart of XTS will make more per gallon.  You only mix a third of an ounce with water of XTS instead of an ounce of normal Bifen I/T, but the end solution is the same really.  We have never had a complaint of Bifen IT or Bifen XTS staining anything so you should have no issues.
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  • Asked by Mike from The Colony, Tx
    08/18/2015
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    Any special instructions to kill chiggers with Bifen XTS?
    What is the recommended procedure to rid of chiggers with Biden XTS? My yard has them everywhere. Is there a problem if I use a more concentrated mix? Or is it more effective to spray more frequently?
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    Bifen XTS  will treat for chiggers mixing at a 1 fl oz per gallon water ratio. As long as you apply per label then the product will be effective. There is no need to over apply product. You can apply as a broadcast treatment over the lawn. 

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  • Asked by Humberto from Miami Fl
    09/14/2014
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    What is the right amount of Bifen XTS to use for Ticks?
    I'm using a 4 gal back pack sprayer for the lawn, and building surrounding. Also whant to know if i can use the product with a water hose end sprayer.
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    Bifen XTS as an outside perimeter and lawn treament, the label recommends using:

     For a 0.03% dilution mix 1/6 fl. oz. / 1 gal. water(1 fluid oz. = 2 tablespoons)

    For a 0.06% dilution mix 1/3 fl. oz. / 1 gal. water(1 fluid oz. = 2 tablespoons)

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  • Asked by Alan from Vero Beach, Fl
    01/16/2016
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    What is the shelf life of Bifen XTS concentrate and the shelf life diluted with water in a sprayer?
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    Bifen XTS has a 3 year shelf life from the date of purchase if stored away from extreme temperatures. If it is diluted with water, the finished solution should be used within 24 hours.

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  • Asked by Mike from Ellensburg
    09/02/2015
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    Will Bifen XTS work for wasps and yellow jackets? Is it preferable to Talstar P for stinging insects?
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    Bifen XTS is an oil based bifenthrin product for outdoor control for mulitple insects including wasps and yellow jackets. It contains the same active ingredient as Talstar P. Although, Talstar P is a water based insecticide that can be applied inside and out for wasps and yellow jackets.

    Wasp Control

    Yellow Jacket Control

     

     

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  • Asked by Tom from Youngstown, Oh
    09/30/2017
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    How should I mix Bifen XTS to kill bag worms on arborvitae?
    Also, how often should I spray to control the bag worms?
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    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.

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  • Asked by Magdiel1975 from Florida
    04/27/2015
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    I live on well water. Does applying Bifen XTS contaminate my well water?
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    Bifen XTS will only does not move through the soil more than a few inches. You should apply Bifen XTS at least 5 ft away from the well.
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