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.
You want to make sure to use the diluted solution within 24 hours of mixing. The shelf life of the Bifen XTS (if stored at room temperature with no extrem hot or cold weather) is 3-5 years.
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
Bifen XTS does have an “aromatic hydrocarbon odor” per the SDS that will dissipate once treated areas are dry. You should only mix what you can use within 24 hours and discard any left over. Do not store in a sprayer as this can damage the sprayer and the product starts to breakdown once mixed with water and would be ineffective.
Bifen XTS cannot be used in a fogger.
For the treatment of wood destroying insects we would recommend Boracare instead because it is absorbed by the wood and will last the lifetime of the wood. It is recommended for Boracare to be applied to raw wood, but if it's not, you can inject it into the wood. Be sure to follow the label instructions for proper application. Once it's dry, you can then stain it within 6 weeks of the application, and it would be safe for eating afterwards.
Bifen XTS is a good choice for either a broadcast application or for individual mound drenching for fire ants and other ants. Be sure to follow the application instructions on the product label. If you already see ants indoors, then we recommend our Indoor Ant Kit which contains baits to take out the entire colony.
While Bifen XTS can be used for ant control in general, unfortunately we cannot make recommendations for products used in a school environment. You will first need to contact your state Agricultural Dept. or school district for a list of approved products.
You should not consume any edibles that were treated with Bifen XTS. The fruits should be discarded.
No, Bifen XTS will not harm the seals on your sprayer. It can be used in all types of sprayers as it is mixed with water. Please let us know if we can assist you any further.