Bifen XTS is not a true repellent that keep gnats away, but it will kill those gnats that come into contact with a treated surface long enough to receive a lethal dose.
Bifen XTS can cause burning to the lawn if applied during the heat of the day. It is best to apply in the morning before temperatures get too high.
No, Bifen XTS will not harm chickens if used as directed. We would recommend removing the chickens out of the area while you are doing the treatment. Once the product has dried completely, it is safe for them to go back into the area.
Bifen XTS can be applied any time of year depending on the insect(s) you are targeting.
Bifen XTS is an outdoor oil based insecticide listed for surface applications to listed areas only for a monthly exterior residual for listed targeted species. We recommend treating only with a wood treatment product approved for dipping lumber.
Bifen XTS is mixed at 0.32 - 0.64 oz. per gallon of water depending on the pest you are treating. For a 30 gallon sprayer you would mix 9.6 fl oz to 19.2 fl oz for the entire 30 gallon tank.
Bifen XTS should not be applied within 25 ft from a lake/pond containing fish. It is extremely toxic to aquatic life. Do not apply when weather conditions favor drift from treated areas. Care should be used when spraying to avoid fish and reptile pets in/around ornamental ponds.
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 Roach Control Kit #2 for indoor treatment of german roaches. Please click on the link below for more information on treating german roaches.
German Roach Treatment Article- http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-get-rid-of-german-roaches-a-245.html
Yes, Bifen XTS can be used on potted plants for fungus gnats. It is recommended that you use this product with a gallon pump sprayer. The mixing ratio is .004 -.02 fl oz. per gallon of water. Be sure to apply to the bottoms of the leaves as well. In two gallons of water, you will use .04 fl. oz.
Bifen IT can be used inside and outside. Bifen XTS is oil based and can only be applied outdoors. Bifen IT can be used to kill clover mites and will leave a residual of up to 30 days outside. It will not repel them from the area but instead will continue to kill those that contact a treated surface after application. We have a guide here with more information on treating and preventing this pest. Pets need to be kept out of the area while products are being applied but can return once all surfaces are dry.
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