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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.