ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide

Product Features

  • Controls over 75 pests
  • Long-lasting residual control
  • Can be applied in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings
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Product Overview

Take control of pests with ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate!  

Containing bifenthrin, the same active ingredient found in the popular Talstar P, this liquid insecticide can take on a wide range of pest problems inside and outside and is an excellent pick for long-lasting home and commercial insect pest control.  

Features & Benefits of ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide:

  • Broad Range of Insect Control – ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide helps you tackle over 75 pest problems including mosquitoes, ants, spiders, cockroaches, fleas, ticks, leaf-suckers, flies, wasps, and more.
  • Versatile Application Options, Indoors and Out – This bifenthrin insecticide can be used to control pests across a variety of indoor and outdoor settings including houses and apartments, commercial buildings, turfs and lawns, ornamentals, landscapes, greenhouses, and more.  
  • Long Lasting Residual Coverage – ProCare Bifen 7.9 takes on the toughest pests, and then continues controlling them for up to three months after it's applied.
  • Dries Clear with Low Odor – With a water-based formulation, ProCare Bifen 7.9 goes on clear, doesn’t stain surfaces on application, and does not leave a strong smell after treatments.
 

ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate is available in 1 Gallon and ¾ Gallon bottles.  It’s easy to mix and apply with a hand-pump sprayer or backpack sprayer. 

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Bifenthrin 7.9%
Target pests Ants, Carpenter Ants, Fire Ants, Armyworms, Lady Beetles, Bees, Beetles, Biting Flies, Boxelder Bugs, Centipedes, Chiggers, Chinch Bugs, Cicadas, Clover Mites, Cockroaches, Crickets, Cutworms, Dichondra Flea Beetles, Earwigs, Elm Leaf Beetles, Firebrats, Fleas, Flies, Gnats, Grasshoppers, Hornets, Japanese Beetles, Midge, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Moths, Scorpions, Silverfish, Sod Webworms, Sowbugs (Pillbugs), Spider Mites, Spiders (including Black Widow, Brown Recluse and Hobo Spiders), Springtails, Stink Bugs, Ticks (including Brown Dog Ticks), and Vinegar (Fruit) Flies, and Wasps.
For use in Inside and outside of houses and apartments
Around lawns and home landscapes including ornamental trees and shrubs
In kennels or other areas where pets spend time
Athletic and recreational fields and parks
Commercial settings including around food prep areas
In greenhouses and plant nurseries
Livestock and poultry houses
Application 0.33 oz. per gallon of water (0.02% dilution) - for preventative applications, or for treating mild infestations
0.5 oz. per gallon of water (0.031% dilution) - for general indoor and outdoor use
1.0 oz. per gallon of water (0.06% dilution) - for severe infestations; this mix rate allows less frequent treatments that provide a longer residual effect and a quicker immediate knockdown.
Pet safe Yes, safe for cats and dogs when used as directed on the label.
Yield 3/4 gallon (96 oz.) of insecticide concentrate yields 96-192 gallons of finished solution; 1 gallon (128 oz.) of insecticide concentrate yields 128-256 gallons of finished solution or covers 128,000 to 256,000 square feet using a broadcast application.
NOT FOR SALE TO AK, CA, FL, HI, VA

CT, NY, VT (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Shelf Life 3-5 years when stored in a temperature controlled environment and out of direct sunlight.
Color Milky white liquid
Special Features Easy-to-use Tip 'n Pour bottle
Shipping Weight 7.40 lbs
Manufacturer Gro Tec, Inc (Mfg. Number: 100550367)
EPA Registration 279-3206-59144

Details

Where Can ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Eliminate Pests?

  • Inside and outside of houses and apartments
  • Around lawns and home landscapes including ornamental trees and shrubs
  • In kennels or other areas where pets spend time
  • Athletic and recreational fields and parks
  • Commercial settings including around food prep areas
  • In greenhouses and plant nurseries
  • Livestock and poultry houses
 

What Insects Can I Control with ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide?

ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate helps you get rid of the most common household and turf pests, including Spiders, Mosquitoes, Cockroaches, Ticks, Fleas, Pillbugs, Chinch Bugs, Earwigs, and Millipedes--plus dozens more! ProCare Bifen 7.9 kills over 75 different insects across a wide variety of locations.

Insect Types Controlled Outdoors:

Ants, Carpenter Ants, Fire Ants, Armyworms, Lady Beetles, Bees, Beetles, Biting Flies, Boxelder Bugs, Centipedes, Chiggers, Chinch Bugs, Cicadas, Clover Mites, Cockroaches, Crickets, Cutworms, Dichondra Flea Beetles, Earwigs, Elm Leaf Beetles, Firebrats, Fleas, Flies, Gnats, Grasshoppers, Hornets, Japanese Beetles, Midge, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Moths, Scorpions, Silver­fish, Sod Webworms, Sowbugs (Pillbugs), Spider Mites, Spiders (including Black Widow, Brown Recluse and Hobo Spiders), Springtails, Stink Bugs, Ticks (including Brown Dog Ticks), and Vinegar (Fruit) Flies, and Wasps.

Insect Types Controlled Indoors:

Ants, Carpenter Ants, Bedbugs, Bees, Beetles, Biting Flies, Boxelder Bugs, Centipedes, Cicadas, Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Firebrats, Fleas, Flies, Gnats, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Moths, Scorpions, Silver­fish, Sowbugs (Pillbugs), Spider Mites, Spiders (including Black Widow, Brown Recluse and Hobo Spiders), Springtails, Stink Bugs, Ticks (including Brown Dog Ticks), Vinegar (Fruit) Flies, and Wasps.

See label for further specific insect varieties controlled.

What makes ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate the Best Choice?

  • It controls over 75 insect pests for up to three months after an application.

  • It serves as a crawling insect barrier around your home when applied as a perimeter treatment.
  • It can be used to control nuisance flying insects like mosquitoes, flies, and wasps.
  • The product is easy to mix and spray to get rid of lawn pests like fleas or ticks.
  • ProCare Bifen 7.9 has an extended label making it suitable to use against stinkbugs.
 

How Much ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate Do I Need to Treat My Home?

The yield will vary with the mix rate you choose, but to help you estimate your product needs, see the examples below:

  • 3/4 gallon (96 oz.) of insecticide concentrate yields 96-192 gallons of finished solution.

  • 1 gallon (128 oz.) of insecticide concentrate yields 128-256 gallons of finished solution or covers 128,000 to 256,000 square feet using a broadcast application.

Application rates vary based on where and what you are treating, but below are some recommended mixing rates based on common uses for ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide spray:

  • 0.33 oz. per gallon of water (0.02% dilution) - for preventative applications, or for treating mild infestations

  • 0.5 oz. per gallon of water (0.031% dilution) - for general indoor and outdoor use
  • 1.0 oz. per gallon of water (0.06% dilution) – for severe infestations; this mix rate allows less frequent treatments that provide a longer residual effect and a quicker immediate knockdown
  • 1 gallon of solution should be appropriate for 1,000 square feet when applied by hand pump sprayer.

Always consult the product label for mix rates for specific applications and treatments.

How Do I Apply a Preventative Perimeter Treatment to the Outside of My Home?

ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate is an excellent choice for preventative barrier treatments around the perimeter of homes and buildings.  It can provide residual control for a variety of common structural pests including ants, crickets, cockroaches, scorpions, spiders, and more. 

For perimeter pest control treatments, start by mixing 0.33 fl oz to 1.0 fl oz per gallon of water to treat 1,000 square feet. Use the higher rate (1.0 fl oz per gallon of water) for a quicker pest knockdown and longer residual control.

Spray the ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide mixture to the foundation of the building, spraying up 2 to 3 feet and spraying out from the foundation into the surrounding soil and vegetation 6 to 10 feet. 

Apply the spray to the outside surfaces of buildings including window frames, door frames, where pipes, wires, and cables enter the home, around vents and soffits, and along areas where pests have been spotted.

Do not spray any vertical surfaces that are above non-porous horizonal surfaces (for example concrete driveways or sidewalks) that are not protected from rainfall or from sprinklers.  

How Do I Control Mosquitoes with ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide?

For residual mosquito control, apply ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate at a rate of 1.0 fl oz per gallon of water. 

Apply one gallon of finished solution per 1,000 sq feet as a general spray to outside surfaces of buildings including siding, foundations, porches, window frames, eaves, patios, garages, refuse, lawns in grass areas around the home, along fence lines, trunks of woody ornamentals, trees, shrubs, ground covers, bedding plants, foliage plants, flowers, and other areas where mosquitoes are found.  The 1.0 fl oz rate will provide a quicker knockdown and longer residual control. 

Retreatment may be necessary to maintain control during heavy mosquito pressure periods, or if you see signs of renewed mosquito activity.  At the high rate (1.0 fl oz) reapply every four weeks.  At the low use rate (0.33 fl oz) repeat applications can be made every seven days.  Apply with hand-held or backpack sprayers or mist blowers.

Its best to apply during the early morning or late evening and night hours, when its cooler and mosquitoes are more active for best results.

This will control mosquitoes that may transmit malaria and arboviruses like West Nile fever, dengue fever, Eastern equine encephalitis, and St. Louis encephalitis. 

See our guide on how to get rid of mosquitoes for more information on treating for and preventing mosquitoes around your home.

How Do I Use ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide in My Lawn?

ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate is a great broadcast lawn treatment.  You can apply ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide in your lawn to treat over 25 types of lawn and  pests including armyworms, cutworms, and sod webworms, ants, ticks, fleas, chinch bugs, millipedes and more.

To use ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide as a broadcast treatment, you’ll mix the needed amount of ProCare Bifen 7.9 Concentrate and apply with up to 10 gallons of water per 1,000 square feet.  This will ensure you get enough coverage in the dense grass coverage of lawns.  You can also apply as a low-volume application with less than 2 gallons per 1,000 square feet followed immediately by watering the area with at least 0.25 inches of water to ensure the treatment is able to reach below the surface to the pests.

Refer to the chart on the product label for the full application rates but in general for lawn pests, use 0.18 fl oz to 1.0 fl oz per 1,000 square feet in lawn broadcast applications. 

How Do I Use ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Inside My Home?

Procare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate can be used indoors to treat a variety of pests in your home.  To treat for specific pests, consult the product label for use rates and application instructions.

Before treating, you should cover any utensils and any countertops or other food processing surfaces.  Any food should be covered or removed from the treatment area. 

Mix 0.33 fl oz to 1.0 fl oz of ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide with 1 gallon of water.  Apply as a crack and crevice treatment, pinstream, spot or low pressure spray to areas where pests hide including around baseboards, in closets, around waterpipes, doors, windows, in attics behind and under appliances including refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers, in and around cabinets and drawers, and under sinks.  Do not apply as a broadcast or space spray. 

Can ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate be used around pets (cats and dogs)?

ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate can be used to treat areas where cats and dogs frequent to treat for fleas, such as under bedding, next to rugs, next to furniture.  Before spraying, pets and people (including children) should be removed from the area, and the spray should be allowed to dry before allowing re-entry or surface contact.  Always wear the appropriate personal protection equipment (long sleeves, long pants, gloves, and close toe shoes) when applying, and always read the product label before applying any product.  

What is the shelf life of ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate?

The shelf life of Pro Care bifenthrin insecticide is 3 to 5 years, if it is stored in the bottle with the cap on, and it is not stored in direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

Once ProCare Bifen 7.9 is mixed with water, it should be used within 24 hours.  Be sure to agitate well during use and if the mixture sits for a few hours between uses.   

Pro-Tips for Best Results:

  • Pro Care Bifen 7.9 can be used in conjunction with an Insect Growth Regulator like NyGuard IGR or Archer IGR for greater control over insect life cycles in a single treatment.

  • Plan your ProCare Bifen 7.9 outdoor applications to allow for 24 hours before expected rainfall or watering. Consult the label instructions for each specific application, as some could require irrigation before or after treatment to maximize effect.
  • Use a higher mix rate of ProCare Bifen 7.9 for penetration of thatch, mulch, brush, and porous exterior surfaces. The lower mix rates found on the label are appropriate for indoor use.
  • ProCare Bifen 7.9 offers up to one month of control of houseflies around a structure where outdoor surfaces have been treated as directed by the label instructions.
  • Remove or cover any stored food when applying ProCare Bifen 7.9 for stored food pest control in a kitchen or food preparation area. Do not apply the spray to any food or animal feed storage containers directly.
  • Allow ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide Concentrate to dry before allowing people and pets on treated surfaces
  • Repeat applications should be limited to no more than once every seven days when using 0.33 oz./gal. of water

  • For the highest use rate of 1.0 oz. per gallon of water, do not apply more than once every four weeks.
  • NOT for use on food & vegetable gardens
  • NOT for use as a broadcast application across interior surfaces
  • NOT to be sprayed where runoff to storm drains or surface waters may occur

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Your short list on ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide includes fleas, but fleas are NOT listed in the alphabet listed long list. Why is this so?

I have found that spraying Termador (termite treatment) was the only real way to get rid of fleas inside my workshop, where I had rescued some stray cats. Nothing else (much $ money) worked

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ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide is labeled for fleas as directed on the product label for both inside (bare minimum areas like cracks and crevices, along baseboards etc not as a broadcast) and outside.  

Termidor SC is not intended for use for flea treatment at all and is not recommended for them.  We would recommend Onslaught Insecticide and Archer IGR combo for flea control for both inside and outside areas.
 
 

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How does ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide compare to Bifen IT?
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ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide & Bifen IT are the same active ingredient & percentage, just made by different companies. They are essentially the same product comparable to the brand version Talstar P.

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Is ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide safe for pets?

And how many gallons does 96 ounces make?

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ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide is safe for pets once dry, just keep them out of the area while applying, typically 1 hour inside and 4-6 hours outside. The ¾ gallon can make 96-192 gallons of finished solution depending on the rate used based on the target pest.  Complete instructions on the product label.  

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Is ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide good for mole crickets?
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Yes, ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide is effective for mole crickets when used as directed on the product label.

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If the Pro-Care cost the same as regular Bifen IT, but made from a different co., what is the advantage?

It should be cheaper

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ProCare Bifen 7.9 Insecticide & Bifen IT are both 7.9% bifenthrin products. There really isn't an advantage on one over the other, aside that Bifen comes in more variety of sizes. Unfortunately we cannot speak on how manufacturers come up with their prices 

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