As long as the two products you plan to use do not have any restrictions on the label stating that you cannot use them within a certain time frame of another insecticide, you can certainly use both on the yard to target two different pests. Normally we would suggest using the systemic granules for grubs first since those will need to be watered in to be activated. And then several hours later once it has dried or the following day you could come back with the Bifen XTS or other spray product to control the surface insects.
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.
There really is no need to use Bifen XTS. Bifen IT will get the job done. Dilute at 1oz per gallon water and reapply once every 1-2 months.
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.
Bifen XTS cannot be used on areas that will be used for grazing by animals.
The shelf life of Bifen XTS is 3-5 years provided it is stored at room temperature with no extreme heat or cold and no moisture gets in the bottle. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.