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  • Asked by Jim from Landisville Pa.
    05/08/2016
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    Can you use Bifen XTS as a systemic for scale insects?
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    No, Bifen XTS is not labeled to be used as a systemic inscticide. You would want to use a product like Monterey Once A Year Insect Control II. This would cover several different types of scale, and can be used as a systemic drench.

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  • Asked by Michael
    05/30/2014
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    Can I spray my whole lawn with Bifen XTS?
    I have many red fire ants and hills that have come up, plus an influx of picnic ants, spiders etc., in the house. I originally planned to just treat the external house perimeter, but now i want to go all out. I also want to repel mosquitoes. Is xts a good solution for thus and what sort of mix of concentrate would be good to go in a 2 gallon pump sprayer? And how much yard should a 32oz bottle cover?...thank you!
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    Bifen XTS is not recommended for pest control indoors. To treat the pest you described indoors and out, you can use Bifen IT. You can apply Bifen around the perimeter of the yars, trees and shrubs, and indoors cracks and crevices. In the yard, you can apply Talstar Xtra Granular.
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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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  • Asked by Johnny from Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
    11/01/2019
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    How much Bifen XTS do I mix in 3 gallons of water?
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    Bifen XTS is mixed at 0.32 - 0.64 oz. per gallon of water depending on the pest you are treating. For a 3 gallon sprayer, you will mix 0.96 – 1.92 oz. for the entire 3 gallons of water. Please review the product label for further application instructions. 

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  • Asked by A. from Edinburg, Tx
    07/10/2017
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    How often can I apply Bifen XTS on my lawn?
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    Bifen XTS can be applied once a month to the listed exterior areas.

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  • Asked by Scott from Yorktown, Va
    08/23/2017
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    What should I set my Chapin G362 top dial to in order to spray Bifen XTS on the lawn to kill chiggers?
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    The mixing rate of Bifen XTS is 0.32-0.64 fl oz per gallon of water. We would recommend contacting Chapin directly for instructions on how to use the Chapin G362. Their phone number is 800-950-4458.

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  • Asked by Luther from Huntsville, Tx
    05/27/2019
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    Will Bifen XTS kill oak beetles? If so, how do I apply.
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    Unfortunately, there is no easy solution when it comes to oak 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 XTS.  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 Tony from Pink Hill, Nc
    05/14/2018
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    Will Bifen XTS kill grub worms?
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    Bifen XTS is not labeled for grubs.  You may want to consider a product like Merit instead.  You can see our full selection of grub control products here.  

     

     

     

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  • Asked by John from Queens, Ny
    03/11/2019
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    Will by Bifen XTS kill or deter mice?
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    Bifen XTS is an insecticide and it is not labeled to kill or deter mice. We do carry products to control mice. Please take a few moments to review our article on How to Get Rid of Mice.

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  • Asked by Melvin from Brazoria, Tx
    02/28/2019
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    Can I apply Bifen XTS directly to a fire ant mound?
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    Yes, Bifen XTS can be applied directly to fire ant mounds. According to the product label, it should be applied at 0.06% rate (1/3 fl. oz./1 gallon of water) and you want to 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 Cody from Nashville, Tn
    04/18/2017
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    Can Bifen XTS be used to treat turfgrass?
    Want to make sure that I do not kill my lawn with this product. I live in Tennessee, so we have had some hot days lately. Should I apply on a cololer day with some surfactant, and everything will be fine? Even if the temps warm above 85, days after?
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    Yes, Bifen XTS can be used to treat your entire lawn/turfgrass.  Bifen XTS may be used as a broadcast treatment. To accomplish uniform control when applying to dense grass foliage, use volumes of up to 10 gallons per 1000 square feet. For low water volume usage, less than 2 gallons/1000 square feet, addition of a non-ionic or silicone based surfactant (0.25% v/v) is recommended, as is immediate irrigation of treated area with at least 0.25 inches of water following application to ensure efficacy of sub-surface pests including mole crickets.  It is best to apply the product early in the morning or later in the evening, avoiding the higher temperatures of the afternoon hours.  

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  • Asked by Brenda from Hertford N.c.
    07/22/2016
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    Will Bifen XTS kill roaches?
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    Bifen XTS will treat roaches outside but we do not recommend that this product is used indoors or for sole treatment for this species of roaches. We recommend that you use our one of our roach control kits for indoor treatment of roaches. Please click on the link here for more information on treating german roaches.

     

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  • Asked by Jennifer from Sumter, South Carolina
    10/02/2017
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    Can Bifen XTS be used indoors on hardwood floors for flea control?
    Please help... I was told by our local farm and feed that I could use this indoors on hardwood floors for fleas. I did. What will happen? Do I need to clean it up any particular way, or can I? Is it safe for my family and pets to return to the home? Please help, panicking... thank you
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    Bifen XTS is only labeled for indoor use in basements and crawl spaces for the treatment of subterranean termites. It is only labeled for outdoor use in the lawn for flea control.  Please contact the manufacturer directly for information on the best way to remove it from the surfaces where it was applied indoors.  You can reach Control Solutions at 281-892-2500. 

     

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  • Asked by Rick from Spring Hill, Fl
    12/26/2016
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    Will Bifen XTS work for German cockroaches? Is it pet safe? I have a bad roach problem in my house.
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    Bifen XTS is labeled for roaches and will kill them. However, we would recommend uing our Roach Control Rotation A Kit. It comes with everything you will need to do a complete treatment for roaches. Please check out our Roach Control Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent roaches.

    STEP 1: Baiting - Maxforce FC Magnum Roach Bait Gel

    *To use the Maxforce FC Magnum tube, remove the closed tip by gently unscrewing it, and replace it with one of the included reuseable open tips. Use the provided plastic plunger or a bait gun to dispense the gel.

    *Apply small bait placements approximately ¼ inch in diameter directly to cracks and crevices where roaches are most likely to encounter it. Ideal bait placements include:

    • Behind kitchen cabinets and counter tops.
    • Behind wall hangings such as pictures, clocks, or posters
    • Behind, next to, and under the stove.
    • In the corners up under the sink and other cabinets.
    • In stored paper bags and boxes.
    • Around pipes, cords, and cables that come out of the wall.
    • Behind and under bathroom fixtures.
    • Behind the medicine cabinet and vanity.
    • In any cracks or crevices around shelves or wood
    • in corners and under railing in and on drawers.

    *Do not apply bait in spots where you have used or plan to use insecticide sprays.

    *Smaller, more frequent bait placements are better accepted than fewer, larger placements.

    *Use up to 1.5 grams of bait (15 x 0.1gm placements) per square yard for light to moderate infestations.

    *Use up to 3.0 grams of bait (30 x 0.1gm placements) per square yard for severe infestations.

    *After application, replace the open tip with the closed tip to keep bait fresh, and store in a cool, dry place out of reach of children or pets.

    *Reapply bait every 2-3 weeks or when placements appear to be gone.

    *Roaches will die by ingesting the bait, physical contact with the bait or its residue, or from contact with roaches or feces of roaches that have consumed the bait.

    STEP 2: Insect Growth Regulator - Gentrol Point Source Stations

    *Do not activate Gentrol Point Source Stations until you are ready to use them. To activate a station, press firmly on the pouch located on the side of the device until you hear a snap or pop to indicate the capsule has been opened.

    *Place the station in any orientation (vertical or horizontal) in areas where roach activity has been found. Ideal point source placements include:

    • In and around kitchen or bathroom cabinets.
    • Inside closets or pantries.
    • False ceilings.
    • Near refrigerators or other appliances.
    • Refuse areas.

    *Each station treats up to 75 square feet for 90 days from activation. For areas larger than 75 square feet, use multiple stations.

    *For convenient follow up, you can mark the month when a station has been activated with a pen directly on the station.

    *For vertical placements, remove the paper backing to expose the sticky surface on the back of the station and press firmly onto a clean surface.

    *The active ingredient will move from the station throughout the treatment area, so roaches do not have to come into direct contact with the station in order to pick up the active ingredient.

    *Do not apply baits, sprays, or other insecticides directly onto the stations, although these may be used in the same areas.

    STEP 3: Spraying - Temprid SC Insecticide Concentrate

    *You will need a hand pump sprayer such as a Chapin 1 gallon pump sprayer to mix and apply Temprid SC.

    *Use 2 x 8mL mono-doses per gallon of water for your first application, and 1 x 8mL packet for follow-up treatments, if needed.

    *To mix Temprid SC: Add when filling spray tank with water, or fill tank 1/3 - 1/2 with water, add Temprid SC, then finish filling the tank. Shake or agitate the mixture before spraying.

    *If diluted spray is stored overnight, agitate before using. Only dilute what you plan to use within 24 hours of mixing.

    *Apply Temprid SC mixture as a spot or crack and crevice treatment where roaches have been seen or can find shelter or entry. Application sites may include:

    • Entry points such as around doors, windows, and water pipes.
    • Areas where roaches travel such as baseboards and corners.
    • Areas where roaches hide such as behind or under refrigerators, stoves, and sinks.

    *Do not apply on top of bait placements or where bait placements may be made. As a general rule, spray low, and bait high.

    *Keep pets and children out of the treatment area until the spray is dry.

    *Do not spray food handling surfaces or in ways in which food or utensils may be contaminated with the spray.

    *Reapply every 7-10 days as needed.

    STEP 4: Be Patient

    *Complete roach control may take from a few weeks up to six months, depending on the size of the population and your diligence with good sanitation practices. Large populations do not appear overnight, so they will not be eliminated overnight.

    *Use the included Catchmaster Insect Monitor Glue Boards to track your progress:

    • Separate each card along the perforated lines to create three smaller boards from each larger card. This will create a total of 12 monitors from the 4 larger cards.
    • Fold each trap gently to create a right triangle shape. Remove the adhesive covering on the angled top tab, then firmly press the logoed panel to the adhesive, creating a secure triangle trap with three openings.
    • Carefully remove the interior paper to expose the glue surface inside the trap.
    • Place glue traps in areas where you have found roaches to hide, travel, or breed, such as in and under cabinets, behind toilets, under appliances, and in corners. If desired, remove the cover sheet on the bottom of each trap to expose the adhesive. Press firmly to a clean, dry surface to secure traps in place.
    • Monitor traps weekly to check your progress.
    • Replace traps if full of roaches, dust, or other debris.

    *Reapply products according to the instructions above until the roaches are eliminated.

    *For situations requiring treatments over several months, rotate your baits using our Roach Control Kit B and Roach Control Kit C.

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  • Asked by David from Ponte Vedra, Fl
    08/04/2018
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    What is the extra spout with a very small amount of liquid in the tank of the Bifen XTS?
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    Bifen XTS has two pour spouts because one is for measuring. You squeeze the bottom of the bottle and the product will go up the straw on the side and into the measuring cup to be mixed. 

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  • Asked by Tom from Ligonier, Pa
    01/17/2018
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    Which would you suggest for treating springtails?
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    Bifen XTS can be applied outdoors only. Bifen XTS is labeled for springtails and should do a great job for you outside.  Bifen IT is labeled for interior crevice applications for springtails. Depending on how healthy the springtail is and how long it spends on a surface treated by the Bifen IT, will depend on how long it actually takes for each individual one to die. It could be hours or even a day. Also, if you are not treating the main nest, and only the satellite colony, you are only be temporarily fixing your problem. More will appear as they continue to migrate and you will need to fix the moisture issue in your home that is attracting the springtails as well. Until the moisture is gone or the main nest is found and eliminated, you will have an ongoing battle with the pest.

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  • Asked by Glen from Santa Barbara, Ca
    08/07/2017
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    How often should I repeat application of Bifen XTS for Oak Tree Bark Borers?
    I was told to spray BIFEN XTS on the trunks of my oaks to protect against bark borers that are moving into my Southern California area. I one spray this week.
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    Bifen XTS should be applied once every 4 weeks.

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  • Asked by Janet from Fulshear, Tx
    06/19/2016
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    Will Bifen XTS harm flowers or butterflies?
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    Bifen XTS is unlikely to harm flowers if applied according to the label instructions but it is not really selective as far as what insects it controls, so there is a chance that it could harm or kill a butterfly if one were to come into contact with a treated surface. 

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  • Asked by Kent from Hanford, Ca
    06/05/2018
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    Is Bifen XTS microencapsulated?
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    Bifen XTS is not microencapsulated.

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  • Asked by Gary from Shreveport, La
    06/11/2017
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    Will Bifen XTS burn the leaves?
    Bifen XTS on non wood ornamentals, such as elephant ears.
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    Bifen XTS is an oil based product so it is not recommended to treat directly on some plants. It could burn if applied in the heat or on sensitive species so we suggest applications around the perimeter so those plants are not injured further.

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