Bifen XTS - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Ronald from Wendell, Nc
    10/19/2019
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    Is Bifen XTS safe to use on fire ant mounds in my garden?
    After applying Bifen is it safe to eat the vegetables?
    A

    Bifen XTS is not labeled for use around anything edible.  It can only be used to treat mounds outside of the garden.  Knock Out would be a better option to use in the garden. 

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  • Asked by Angelique from Andover, Minnesota
    03/20/2016
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    Does Bifen XTS kill all life stages of squash vine borers?
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    Bifen XTS is not labeled for Squash bugs or for use on any edible plants. We do carry the Hi-Yield Indoor/Outdoor 10% Permethrin Insecticide that is labeled for squash bugs and will do great job controlling them when used as directed on the product label. This product will kill the adult stages.

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  • Asked by Paul from Paducah, Ky
    05/21/2015
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    Is it okay to use Bifen XTS over an area that was sealed with an oil based sealant?
    The underside of our camper is "raw" (unfinished) OSB, so, it cannot be treated / painted with any water base material. I want to "seal" this area and protect it from wood bees. So, the idea is to treat this area with an oil base insecticide, let dry well, then paint it with an oil base sealer or primer. Will low odor paint thinner or mineral spirits affect the pesticide properties of Bifen XTS? Or would a different product be better?
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    We recommend applying the sealant on first before performing a treatment with insecticides. When using Bifen XTS it is possible that it will affect the sealant put down prior because of the xylene base in the Bifen XTS product. With the possiblity of Bifen XTS having an affect on the sealant we recommend using Bifen I/T which is water based and has the same active ingredient as Bifen XTS. Bifen I/T as well as Bifen XTS are both highly toxic to bees.
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  • Asked by Mike from Columbia, South Carolina
    05/13/2015
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    Can Bifen XTS be used inside home?
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    Bifen XTS is not labeled for indoor use. We do carry Bifen IT which contains the same active ingredient as the Bifen XTS but is a water based formula.
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  • Asked by Paul from Philadelphia, Pa
    08/23/2013
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    Is Bifen XTS effective against german 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 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

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  • Asked by Michael from Orlando, Florida
    07/02/2016
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    Is Bifen XTS safe for use on potted Hibiscus in 12" pots, dealing with heavy fungus gnat infestation?
    Is it better to use a pitcher (sort of drenching the soil for fungus gnats and plant leaves ridding them of aphids and mealy bugs as well), or a 1 gallon pump sprayer for a lighter misting all over? I have good drainage, watered daily, and fertilized once a week. was thinking about a 1.5 teaspoon (0.25 fl oz) per 2 gallons for heavy infestation.
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Sandy from Ca
    05/01/2016
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    Can you reuse Bifen XTS that has already been diluted with water? If yes, what is the shelf life?
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    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. 

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  • Asked by Larry from Salida, Co
    04/01/2018
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    Can I apply Bifen XTS for clover mites inside and outside?
    After a well known professional company sprayed 5X I still have clover mites.
    A

    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. 

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  • Asked by Bill from Inverness
    04/23/2016
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    How much Bifen XTS to mix per gallon of water to treat spider mites on my red cypress tress?
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    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

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  • Asked by Nathan from Deland Florida
    05/03/2019
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    Does Bifen XTS have an odor?
    I've been using Crosscheck for some time on my exterior. It seems to have an odor if left in the tank for s couple of days. Does Bifen XTS have a odor during application? What if left in the tank for a couple of days?
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Harry from Barbados
    04/28/2019
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    Can Bifen XTS be used in a fogging machine?
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    Bifen XTS  cannot be used in a fogger. 

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  • Asked by Joan from Kinston, Nc
    09/23/2015
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    Can I treat an old farm house table that has been stored and appears to have had pine beetles with Bifen XTS?
    After a few days, I will wash table with white vinegar and linseed oil mixed. Will it be safe to use for eating table after this treatment? If not, please advise a safe way to treat this table and use for eating afterward.
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Duane
    04/03/2017
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    Does Bifen XTS work on ants other than fire ants?
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    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.

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  • Asked by Richard from Mahwah Nj
    04/07/2014
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    I want to use Bifen XTS to control deer ticks on my property. The property is surrounded with arborvitaes.
    Is it ok to spray them?
    A
    Bifen XTS should not harm Arborvitaes when applied as labeled. Please be sure to review the product label before application.
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  • Asked by Edward from Fort Worth, Tx
    04/17/2019
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    Can Bifen XTS be used on school grounds for ant control?
    A

    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.  

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  • Asked by Mark from Yucaipa
    10/22/2017
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    Can I eat fruit off an orange tree that was sprayed with Bifen XTS after a few months?
    A

    You should not consume any edibles that were treated with Bifen XTS. The fruits should be discarded.

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  • Asked by Megan
    03/29/2011
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    What mixture of Bifen XTS is used to treat Zimmerman moths on pine trees?
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    You will need to use 1.28 fl. oz. of Bifen XTS per 10 gallons of water and apply at the rate of 10 gallons per 4,356 square feet. One gallon of finish spray will treat 435 sq. ft. If a higher volume application is needed to sufficiently cover the plant canopy, Bifen XTS can be diluted in large volumes of water and applied through low volume equipment as long as the maximum label rate (1.28 fluid ounces per 4,356 square feet) is not exceeded.
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  • Asked by Earl from Kissimmee, Fl
    12/23/2011
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    For new construction as a termiticide soil pre-treat what is the rate of Bifen XTS per 10 square feet?
    A
    You should apply 1 gallon at .06% solution rate per 10 square feet.  To make a .06% solution, you need to add .32 ounces of Bifen XTS per gallon of water, or basically 1/3 of an ounce per gallon.
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  • Asked by Joseph from Kansas City, Mo
    08/23/2011
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    I have juniper bushes over run with bagworms. Will this eliminate the problem?
    A
    Bifen XTS will definitely help control bagworms. For best results treat when larvae start to hatch. Spray larvae directly. Applications will be most successful if they are made when the larvae are young.
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  • Asked by Brandon
    10/25/2016
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    Will Bifen XTS harm the seals on my sprayer?
    A

    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.

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