Bifen IT Insecticide | Bifenthrin 7.9% Concentrate (2023)

Details

Bifen IT is manufactured by Control Solutions Inc. and is 7.9% Bifenthrin suspended concentrate insecticide designed for broad-spectrum control of a wide range of insects. Bifen IT's formula contains a synthetic pyrethroid that works by interfering with the target insect's nervous system.

Bifen IT is a versatile product that can be mixed into a foam, injected into concrete slabs, or sprayed as a cracks and crevice treatment. Bifen IT is effective against some of the hardest to control insects, such as termites, cockroaches, fleas, mosquitoes and carpenter ants.

Although Bifen IT Insecticide does not provide a quick knockdown, it does provide a long-lasting residual to keep pests from making their way indoors. When combating crawling, wood damaging, or stinging insects, Bifen IT is a great weapon to have on hand.

Tools Needed

To use Bifen IT you will need either a hose-end sprayer, handheld pump sprayer, backpack sprayer, or skid sprayer.

For small household jobs, we recommend a handheld 1-gallon pump sprayer or a 4-gallon backpack sprayer. If Bifen IT is being used for termite control by trenching, a shovel or dirt removal tool and a wheelbarrow will be needed.

How To Use

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For General Treatments

  • Step 1:Determine how much Bifen IT you will need for your application by first calculating the square footage of the area you wish to treat. To do this, measure and multiply the area's length times the width (length x width = square footage). Bifen IT can be mixed at a rate between 0.18 to 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water to treat 1,000 sq. ft. The mix rate depends on the level of infestation and the targeted insect.
  • Step 2: In a handpump sprayer, fill up the spray tank half way with water and the add Bifen IT at the appropriate rate based on your calculations. Add the rest of the needed water to the spray tank and mix or agitate well. It is suggested to shake or mix a pump sprayer periodically to ensure an even application and to ensure the sprayer does not get clogged.
  • Step 3: Make crack and crevice treatments indoors, and broadcast sprays or cracks and crevice treatments outdoors. Keep all people and pets off treated areas until dry.
  • Step 4: When used as an insecticide spray, quarterly re-applications can be made for preventative measures.

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For Termite Trench Treatments

  • Step 1: To create a trench around your home foundation's perimeter, remove soil with a shovel or other appropriate tool, and place the dirt in a wheelbarrow. Dig the trench 6 inches wide and 6 inches deep.
  • Step 2:For pre-construction horizontal barrier treatments, mix Bifen IT at the rate of 1 oz. per gallon of water and apply under concrete slab at a rate of 1 finished gallon of solution per 10 square feet. When trench treating your entire home perimeter, add 4 gallons of 0.06% diluted solution per 10 linear feet. Mix the Bifen IT solution well and then pour the solution into the dug trench every 10 linear feet. Pour the Bifen IT slowly so that it evenly disperses through the entire trench.
  • Step 3: Once the entire perimeter trench is treated with the Bifen IT solution, place the soil back into the trench.
  • Step 4:You should then use a handpump sprayer to create a 1 gallon solution of Bifen IT and treat the soil you used to fill the trench back up.The residual effects of Bifen IT will last for up to 5 years.

Where To Use

Bifen IT can be uses as a cracks and crevice treatment for various insects found indoors around baseboards, wall voids around plumbing, closets, doors, window and other areas. It cannot be used as a broadcast treatment for indoor areas.

For treating various insects outdoors, it can be applied to turfs, sports fields. lawns, flowerbeds, barn yards, perimeters or homes or commercial buildings, under crawl spaces, around doorways, window sills, exterior wall voids like weep holes, around and under porches, and many other label approved areas. For termites, Bifen IT can be injected under slabs or poured in trenches.

When To Use

Bifen IT can be used as a preventative treatment by creating an insecticidal barrier as a spray to keep insects and various bug from getting indoors. It can also be used as a treatment once targeted insects have been spotted.

Apply Bifen IT on warm, calm days when wind speeds are low to minimize drift and rain is not in the immediate forecast. When applying Bifen IT indoors, we recommend to time your application for when the treated area(s) will not be occupied by people or pets for at least a couple hours so that the solution has time to dry.

Safety Information

Bifen IT Insecticide is safe to use around children, pets, and livestock when it is applied according to the product label. Stay off of treated areas until completely dry. Always wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when mixing or making applications.

Special Considerations

It is possible that target insects develop a resistance to Bifen IT's active ingredient, Bifenthrin. If over time your applications seem to be less effective, switch out your insecticide treatment with a product that has a different active ingredient and mode of action.

For faster control of insect pests, we recommend mixing Bifen IT with an insect growth regulator (IGR) to target both insect adults and younger-staged insects.

Additional Information

Availability Available In Stores, In Stock Online
Restricted Use No
Shipping Restrictions AK, CA, CT, HI, IN, MI, NY, OR, RI, SC, VT, WA
Brand CSI
Keith's Pro Tip "Bifen I/T is a suspended concentrate so it may need to be repeatedly agitated during treatment so the product doesn't settle or separate when applying."
Product Drawbacks Due to how widely Bifenthrin products like Bifen IT are used, it is possible that target insects will develop a resistance to the product. This can easily be managed by using a pesticide with a different active or mode of action after several applications
Target Pests Bifen I/T Insecticide is used to control the following: Adelgids, Adult Mole Cricket, Annual Bluegrass Weevil, Ants, Aphids, Armyworms, Bagworms, Banks Grass Mite, Bees, Beet Armyworm, Beetles, Billbugs, Black Turfgrass Ataenius Adult, Black Vine Weevil, Broad Mites, Brown Soft Scales, Budworms, California Red Scale Centipedes, Centippedes, Chinch Bugs, Cicadas, Citrus Thrips, Clover Mites, Crane Flies, Crickets, Cutworms, Diaprepes, Earwigs, Elm Leaf Beetles, Eurropean Red Mite, Fall Webworms, Fle Beetles, Fleas, Fungus Gnats, Grasshoppers, Gypsy Moth Caterpillars, Imported Fire Ants, Japanese Beetle, Lace Bugs, leaf Feeding Caterpillars, Leafhoppers, Mealybugs, Millipedes, Mites, Nymph Mole Cricket, Pillbugs, Sod Webworms, Sowbugs, Stink Bugs, Tent Caterpillars, Ticks
Application Equipment Backpack Sprayer, Gloves, Hose End Sprayer, Pump Sprayer, Spray Rig
Application Methods Broadcast Spray, Crack & Crevice, Injection, Installation, Spot Treatment, Trench Treatment
Active Ingredient Bifenthrin- 7.9%
Chemical Type Pyrethroid
Formulation Suspended Concentrate
Mix Rate The Bifen IT mix ratio varies from .18 ounces up to 1 ounces per 1,000 square feet depending on application site and target pest. Please refer to the label for more specific application rates.
Shelf Life Bifen IT Insecticide will last for up to 1 to 2 years when stored according to the product label. Store Bifen IT Insecticide in the original container in a cool, dry storage area.
Yield -4 oz. bottle of Bifen IT can yield 4 to 8 gallons of finished solution.-16 oz. (pint) bottle of Bifen IT can yield 16-32 gallons of finished solution.-32 oz. (quart) bottle of Bifen IT can yield 32-96 gallons of finished solution.-96 oz. (3/4 gallon) bottle of Bifen IT can yield 96-192 gallons of finished solution.-128 oz. (1 gallon) bottle of Bifen IT can yield 128-384 gallons of finished solution.
Use Sites Indoors, Outdoors
Time to Kill Bifen IT Insecticide does not provide a quick knockdown. Insects will begin to die within 2 to 4 hours after the initial application is made.
Comparable Products Talstar P, Reclaim I/T
EPA Registration No. 53883-118

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Great pruduct

I put it in my 15g sprayer and spray my 3 acres with it. Also use it inside the house. Best price in town and fast shipping. Skip Amazon and buy here!

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Excellent Product

I've used Bifen I/T in NY and am now using it again down in NC. It's easy to use and pretty effective. I wish I had more confidence in the "safety' aspect of it, as it sometimes gets on my skin, especially when spraying. I always take a good shower afterwards but still. Overall, I have noticed a substantial decrease in mosquitoes in my yard which was its primary purpose.

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Works in Minnesota w Culex

Customers are satisfied, lasts about 4 weeks

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July 31, 2022

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Great for eliminating spotted lantern flies around house and large trees

Been using bifen for 2 years now to not only get rid of insects around house but also is extremely effective on killing spotted lantern flies. I spray every single tree that the latern flies cling to and they are drop dead very next day. Doesn’t have to be direct contact once they touch the spot sprayed they die in a matter of hours. Highly recommend for lantern fly control and lasts 45 days.

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July 23, 2022

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GREAT STUFF !!!!

WORKS PERFECTLY, ALL INSECTS ARE BACKSIDE UP, WHEN THEY COME IN CONTACT WITH THIS CHEMICAL !!!!

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Good experience

Effective product. Order process easy and quick delivery. Was a little disappointed my discount code was rejected but also understand these are different times.
I will be back for more

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Great product

I've used this product for several years, very effective in eliminating most insects. Good on wasp, ants tick's and mosquitos

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Great Company

I totally trust Bifen IT and Talstar Pro. I always purchase from Solutions and have always experienced honest and fair pricing as well as quick delivery. A top-notch company to do business with.

I have successfully used Bifen IT and Talstar Pro to irradicate fire ants, ground bees, chinch bugs and spittle bugs from my lawn; and prevention applications for termites around my home foundation and crawl space. I also found it to effectively reduce mosquito activity after spraying bushes, shrubs and wooded areas. Great Products from a Great Company

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Amazing Product

I have used this for a year after letting my "Pest Control" company go. During the pandemic they would not spray in the house but charged me the same as when they did. This was recommended to me and I have not had as many issues as I did when the "Pest Control" was spraying in and out.

Ordering again as it is down to the last monthly dosage.

Best plus is the wonderful bottle that fills a side measure for you to pour into the sprayer not having to wash out anything that touched the chemical.

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Kills them all!

This stuff works awesome I spray it heavy during rainy season and a little lighter the rest of the year.
There is ZERO insects within 25' of our cabin.

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Does Bifen IT help control mosquitos?

William on Jun 12, 2017

BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is a great product to use for mosquito control. Use 1 oz per gallon of water to spray around the home. Make sure to spray the bushes, trees and mulch areas. Look for any standing water and make sure to eliminate it.

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In the past I used this and loved the results. Now I have a dog and while it's safe when dry IS it safe if the dog tends to sometimes CHEW/EAT the grass or more precise the weeds.

Ann on Jul 1, 2016

BEST ANSWER: No, it is not safe for your pet to eat while wet. To be safe, allow several hours between application and allowing your pet outdoors if they eat grass.

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How long of a residual does Bifen I/T have?

Brian on Jun 5, 2017

BEST ANSWER: Bifen IT will have an indoor residual of about 60 days, outside length will depend on the weather and surface being applied, but should last at least 45 days.

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Can given be used in a fogger

Geepster on Oct 1, 2016

BEST ANSWER: Bifen can be used in a ULV fogger.

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Does this product harm rodents such as chipmunks or squirrels or birds when wet and when dry?

Cindy Duluth on Jul 5, 2017

BEST ANSWER: No Bifen IT is a very safe and low dose use product and will not harm those particular animals. Once it does it only effects an insects nervous system.

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Will this work on fire ants?

A shopper on Sep 20, 2018

BEST ANSWER: Bifen IT is labeled for fire ant control and will help help eliminate fire ants when used as directed on the Bifen It product label. Alternatively, you can use Reclaim IT Insecticide.

https://www.solutionsstores.com/reclaim-IT-insecticide

Learn more about our fire ant control recommendations here: https://www.solutionsstores.com/fire-ant-control

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I have been looking for Bifen I/T in the Okc, okla area but have not been able to find a retailer that stocks it. Can you help me find a dealer?

Al H on Oct 22, 2017

BEST ANSWER: We can ship same day, it would arrive in 2 days, usually quite a bit of savings when you order online vs purchasing from a store.

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can you spray on a mulch/rock bed for fleas?their is no run off in my situation would it be okay?

Michael on Apr 17, 2018

BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can apply Bifen IT insecticide to the mulch beds and rock beds, make sure to really get those areas wet. Penetrate the second layer not just the top for fleas.

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will Bifen It kill chiggers?

A shopper on Sep 13, 2017

BEST ANSWER: Bifen I/T may be used to control Ants, including Carpenter Ants and Fire Ants, Armyworms, Bees,
Beetles†
, Biting Flies, Boxelder Bugs, Centipedes, Chiggers, Chinch Bugs, Clover Mites, Crickets,
Cutworms, Dichondra Flea Beetles, Earwigs, Elm Leaf Beetles, Firebrats, Fleas, Flies, Gnats,
Grasshoppers, Hornets, Japanese Beetles†
, Midges, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Moths, Roaches (including
Cockroaches), Scorpions, Silverfish, Sod Webworms, Sowbugs (Pillbugs), Spider Mites, Spiders (including
Black Widow Spiders), Springtails, Ticks (including Brown Dog Ticks), and Wasps.

Use a 0.02 to 0.06% dilution to spray the outside surfaces of buildings such as private homes, duplexes,townhouses, condominiums, house trailers, apartment complexes, carports, garages, fence lines, storagesheds, barns, and other residential and non-commercial structures. Sites of treatment include, but are notlimited to, exterior siding, foundations, porches, window frames, eaves, patios, garages, garbage areas,lawn areas, trunks of trees and shrubs and other areas where pests my be found. Use a spray volume of upto 10 gallons of emulsion per 1,000 square feet. Use higher dilution volumes if vegetation or landscapematerials are dense.

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Can it be used with a mister type spray unit?

A shopper on Jul 15, 2018

BEST ANSWER: This would not be an ideal insecticide to use in a misting system, there are much better options that have been tested to not cause damage to the units.

I would recommend using something that is designed for misting units and is more cost effective on a fill.

https://www.solutionsstores.com/flex-10-10-insecticide

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Is this safe on vinyl siding?

Dennis M on Aug 16, 2018

BEST ANSWER: Yes, I spray Bifen on sections of light colored siding all the time. No visible issues of discoloration.

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I have a large yard. Can this be mixed for use in a hose-end sprayer?

cathryn l on May 21, 2018

BEST ANSWER: Yes the Bifen I/T can be mixed with a Hose end and applied at a rate of 1 oz per 1,000 sq ft

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Can this be sprayed on edges of fish pond?

A shopper on Oct 13, 2017

BEST ANSWER: This pesticide is extremely toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Do not apply directly to water, to areas
where surface water is present. Drift and run-off from
treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in neighboring areas. Do not contaminate water when
disposing of equipment washwaters. Care should be used when spraying to avoid fish ponds.

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will BIFEN I/T kill bed bugs ?

A shopper on Aug 11, 2017

BEST ANSWER: Yes you can!!! Check out this link https://www.solutionsstores.com/amfilerating/file/download/file_id/2485/ and go to page 22 for specific instructions on how to use the chemical properly and safely. You cant just spray everything.

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Once I open it, is there are shelf life on Bifen IT Insecticide?

A shopper on May 6, 2022

BEST ANSWER: I have used it after opening for a year later with the same results. I guess a lot depends on the storage environment, mine stays in a building between 55 - 80 degrees and not exposed to the sun.

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I see a lot of dead large cockroaches in my townhouse I recently moved into, mainly in restrooms. Can I spray Bifen to prevent them from entering my place? Do I spray inside first to push them out then spray outside later to prevent entering the house ?

jfiddy on Jun 17, 2019

BEST ANSWER: Bifen It is listed for use on cockroaches. We recommend using our Reclaim IT https://www.solutionsstores.com/reclaim-it-insecticide . Reclaim's mix rate is typically 1 ounce per gallon although it varies from 0.2 oz to 2 oz per gallon depending on the target pest. Reclaim IT is a bifenthrin insecticide concentrate for the control of over 70 insects. It is non-staining and does not have an odor. Reclaim IT will control pests for up to 90 days and is safe for pets and kids once dry.

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What is ultimately the difference between Bifen I/T and Talstar P?

JasonS on Jul 23, 2018

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Talstar P Professional

BEST ANSWER: Talstar P and Bifen IT are basically the same product, they are just made by different manufacturers. Talstar P was manufactured 1st and is known to be the "name brand" and Bifen IT is known to be a generic brand.

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Will this product kill spiders and ants?

Wendell S on Jun 14, 2018

BEST ANSWER: Yes, Bifen IT insecticide with Bifenthrin will kill ants and spiders. It will also kill over 150 other pest. This is the perfect insecticide to always have around, you can spray for fleas, mosquitoes, inside and outside.

Will not harm grass or plants, does not stain or smell.

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can you mix weed control like to spray my yard one time for both mixes ?

A shopper on Mar 11, 2018

BEST ANSWER: I tried mixing a couple of years ago. I'm pretty sure it was weed killer. The bifen got lumpy and plugged up the screen in the sprayer. If I were you I'd try mixing some in a small container first for testing.
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Can I use on my dog for flea and tick control?

A shopper on Aug 17, 2017

BEST ANSWER: NO! Please read the warnings! This is a dangerous professional insecticide with many risks to animals and humans alike. When I use it, I am in full biohazard gear; well, a poor man's version to include goggles, respirator mask, head cover, and clothing which exposes no skin.

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Does this product harm vinyl products?

Cindy Duluth on Jul 5, 2017

BEST ANSWER: Bifen should not stain or discolor aluminum siding, but you can check a small every of your vinyl to confirm.

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Does it work on mice?

A shopper on Jul 6, 2022

BEST ANSWER: Yes if you soak them, but works better on ants, termites, and grasshoppers.

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Use on vegetables?

A shopper on Jul 27, 2021

BEST ANSWER: the chemical will go into the vegis which will go into a person so use natural remidies, many smal bugs can be killed by a 10% dawn to 90% water and will not hurt u-- alot of info on google on this type of thing-- good luck

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How much Bifen per gallon?

A shopper on Jun 4, 2021

BEST ANSWER: I like to use a strong mix so I do 1oz per half gallon. But it's all about preference.

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Does biffin kill fleas?

Johnny C on Aug 31, 2020

BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I really don't know. I use in primarily on fire ants. I have used on other insects with success but haven't tried on fleas

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How long do I need to wait to go back inside after spraying?

Wendella W on May 15, 2020

BEST ANSWER: Once the product is completely dry you may reenter the space.

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is this a liquid form?

A shopper on Apr 15, 2020

BEST ANSWER: Yes this product is liquid and mixes well.
Best price is by the gallon

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How long does it have to be on before rain?

A shopper on Sep 9, 2019

BEST ANSWER: I usually give it 24 hours. I watch not only for rain but my automated irrigation system.

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can Bifen IT Bifenthrin 7.9% 32 oz bottle 737387 by Bifen be used indoor around base board windows door frame inside the house?

A shopper on Aug 27, 2019

BEST ANSWER: We have used diluted (per label) Bifen IT on indoor walls and trim, including walls, baseboards, window sills and frames, and door frames. After it dries, there is no sign that it was applied: no marks on drywall or woodwork, and no odor either. It has made a huge difference. Our house was overrun with bugs hibernating in crevices and then waking up mid-winter and wandering everywhere, and plenty of spiders to eat all that livestock... now there are very few. At first we had to sweep up a lot of dead ones, usually at windows, but even that mostly ended. Follow the label carefully and be safe: a little Bifen goes a long, long way.

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i have been using Bifen I/T 3 times 10 days apart and i still have flees . what am i doing wrong ? i mix 1 oz. per gallon

PETE R on Aug 24, 2019

BEST ANSWER: If you have a heavy infestation, you may just be killing the adults. In order to eliminate them completely, we recommend using an Insect Growth Regulator to interrupt their reproductive cycle. Fleas lay up to 50 eggs per day after their first blood feed. This is why it's important to not only treat for the adults but to also treat for their eggs. We recommend using Tekko Pro IGR once every 30-60 days with your application of Bifen I/T during the summer months. This will interrupt their reproductive stage and you will be able to eliminate them quicker.

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FAQs

How much Bifen do I use per gallon? ›

Bifen IT is a popular choice for mosquito and tick control. Spray the lawns and vegetation with Bifen IT for mosquito and tick control. Mix 1/2 - 2 ounces per gallon; use 1-3 gallons per 1,000 square feet.

What is Bifen IT good for? ›

Bifen I/T Insecticide Termiticide Controls Target Pests - Outdoor & Lawn Pests: ants, bees, beetles, boxelder bugs, carpet beetles, centipedes, clothes moths, flour beetles, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, firebrats, flies, gnats, midges, millipedes, pillbugs, scorpions, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders, ticks, and wasps.

How much water do you mix with Bifen IT? ›

Bifen IT can be mixed at a rate between 0.18 to 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water to treat 1,000 sq. ft.

Can Bifen IT be used indoors? ›

Answer: Bifen I/T is water-based, non-staining, and has no odor, so it is ideal for indoor use.

How often should I spray Bifen IT? ›

You reapply Bifen every 30 days outdoors and 90 indoors.

How long does it take for Bifen to work? ›

While Bifenthrin is an effective active ingredient, it does not provide an instant kill. Exposed insects may take 10 minutes or so to die from the effects of Bifenthrin.

Is Bifen toxic to humans? ›

Humans occupationally exposed to bifenthrin report mild effects such as skin tingling or eye irritation. 2 In studies on laboratory animals, exposure to high levels of bifenthrin affected the nervous system, causing tremors in animals.

Where do you spray Bifen IT? ›

Bifen IT in a liquid spray form can be sprayed on shrubs and lower tree limbs where mosquitoes can be usually found. Damp undersides of the leaves on trees and bushes are great target regions to spray Bifen IT for mosquitoes. Mix 1/2 – 2 ounces of Bifen IT per gallon for mosquitoes.

Does Bifen IT need to be watered in? ›

Typically, you do not need to water in Bifen IT. As long as your treated area has had time to dry, watering the area will not decrease the effectiveness.

How long does Bifen IT last indoors? ›

Bifen IT provides excellent control of over 75 insect pests, leaves a long-lasting residual for up to 3 months indoors and one moth outdoors, is odorless, non-staining, dries clear and is safe around children and pets when used as directed.

Is Bifen harmful to dogs? ›

Bifenthrin is a type of insecticide used in yards and around homes to treat for ants and a variety of other insects. Unfortunately, it is toxic to pets if they eat the granules or lick the spray residue. Pets will have tremors or seizures as a sign of toxicity. Avoid using this chemical to protect your pets.

Can you spray Bifen on wet grass? ›

Answer: As long as the surface you are applying Bifen XTS to is not heavily wet or dripping water, it can be applied. Generally you want to apply when rain is not expected within 24 hours after application.

Can you spray Bifen on furniture? ›

Answer: Bifen IT is labeled for cracks, crevices and wall voids only indoors, meaning that you could not spray it over carpeted areas or on furniture, the places that fleas are most likely to develop.

Is Bifen IT rain proof? ›

Answer: Typically, Bifen XTS as well as many other liquid insecticides only need about 30 minutes to dry. Once dry, they can hold up to rain rather well. However, it is much easier for the product to bond to porous surfaces like concrete and siding then grass and your lawn.

How long does it take for Bifen IT to dry? ›

Generally, after an application of Bifen IT it should take anywhere between 30 min - 1 hour to dry. After the treated area has completely dried it is safe for the pets to re-enter.

How do you apply Bifen to yard? ›

How to use Bifen IT Insecticide Termiticide for termites ants spiders ...

Can you spray Bifen on plants? ›

It can be sprayed in food-handling areas and spaces where pest insects hide and breed, such as inside crawlspaces and beneath appliances. Spray it on and around buildings, lawns, plants and shrubs to eliminate infestations. Because plants can't absorb bifenthrin, it's safe to use it on ornamentals and pristine turf.

How much Bifen IT per gallon of water for mosquitoes? ›

Answer: You will use 1 fl oz of Bifen IT per gallon of water for mosquito control. 7 of 7 people found this answer helpful.

How long does bifenthrin last in water? ›

Bifenthrin is virtually insoluble in water with a solubility of 0.1 mg/l. Given its low solubility, bifenthrin has high persistence in soil (half life = 7 days–8 months) and consequently has long residual termiticide action currently registered in the market.
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Does Bifen IT expire? ›

There is not an expiration date printed on the Bifen IT bottle. This product will last for 3-5 years from the date of purchase if kept sealed and stored at room temperature. 6 of 10 people found this answer helpful.

Is Bifen good for roaches? ›

Yes, Bifen IT is labeled for roaches and will kill them. This product is not recommended if you have an active infestation of roaches. If you see an occasional roach, this can be used indoors and outdoors for control. The mixing ratio is 1 fl oz per gallon of water.

Is bifenthrin safe for children? ›

As with most pesticides, Re-enty into areas where Bifen I/T has been applied is safe once it has completely dried. Do not spray it with children around while it is wet, and do not apply it to vegetables or plants in gardens.

How long after spraying pesticides is it safe for pets? ›

How long after spraying pesticides is it safe for pets? The labels on most products advise that you and your pets should stay away from sprayed lawns or surfaces for six to 24 hours.

Is bifenthrin good for termites? ›

Answer: Bifenthrin products used to be considered a good form of termite treatment, but bifenthrin acts as a repellent and now a days almost all professional termite companies are using non-repellents, such as Termidor SC or Dominion 2L.

Is Bifen good for mosquitoes? ›

Your customers can spray their lawns with Bifen IT for tick and mosquito control. Bifenthrin is effective and combats ticks by shutting down the nervous systems, paralyzing these pesky insects, and killing them in a short period of time. It is advisable to mix 0.5 to 2 ounces per gallon.

What is the difference between Bifen IT and XTS? ›

Bifen I/T is one of our most popular products for mosquito control. Bifen XTS is basically the same product, just in a higher concentration, and oil-based instead of water-based. For mosquito control you do not need the higher concentration, it is not necessary.

Which is better talstar or Bifen? ›

Answer: Talstar P and Bifen IT are essentially the same product but made by different manufacturers. Bifen IT is the low cost, generic version of Talstar with the same efficiency. Talstar P and Bifen IT both share the benefit of being a low toxic option with minimal dermal toxicity.

Is Bifen LP safe for pets? ›

One application of Bifen granules can protect your lawn areas for 2 to 3 months. It is safe against non-target animals such as birds, pets, and other mammals.

What is the difference between permethrin and bifenthrin? ›

Permethrin is quicker. Insects that come in contact with it show signs of paralysis immediately, whereas Bifenthrin may take up to 10 minutes to have a noticeable effect on insects. However, Bifenthrin has a much longer residual effect, and is effective against insects for up to 90 days.

Is bifenthrin toxic to bees? ›

Bifenthrin is highly toxic to fish and small aquatic organisms. It's also very highly toxic to bees.

How do you mix Bifen for fire ants? ›

Apply 1 fl. oz. per 1,000 square feet when using broadcast treatments. For mound drenches, dilute 1 teaspoon of Bifen I/T per gallon of water and use 1 to 2 gallons of finished dilution using sufficient force to penetrate the top and allow dilution to flood ant channels.

Is bifenthrin a systemic insecticide? ›

Bifenthrin is a non- systemic insecticide/miticide in the class of synthetic pyrethroids. It is registered for uses on a variety of crops for the control of various insect pests.

What happens if a dog walked on pesticide treated grass? ›

Dogs experience the same reactions to pesticide exposure as do humans. These include immediate symptoms such as skin rashes, nausea and vomiting, eye irritations, and respiratory problems. Longer term health issues are more serious.

What happens if a dog eats insecticide? ›

Toxic levels of carbamate insecticides like methomyl and carbofuran can cause seizures and respiratory arrest in your dog. Organophosphate toxicity, meanwhile, may lead to chronic anorexia, muscle weakness and muscle twitching which may last for days or even weeks.

Is bifenthrin safe on vegetables? ›

When used according to label directions, bifenthrin is considered non-toxic to plants.

How long does Bifen need to dry before rain? ›

You should have a minimum of 6 hours between your applicaton and rainfall or irrigation. Bifen IT is rainfast 6 hours after the application. 77 of 77 people found this answer helpful.

When should I apply insecticide to my lawn? ›

The best time to use a pesticide is when the soil is moderately dry and no rain is expected, on a cloudy day when temperatures are moderate. Never apply pesticide when there is wind to prevent the chemical from drifting to non-target areas.

Will rain wash off insecticide? ›

Generally, rain immediately after application removes much of the pesticide. The longer the time before precipitation, it is more likely that the pesticide will remain on the plant surface or will be absorbed into the tissue.

How long does insecticide last on carpet? ›

The perimeter spray is designed to last approximately 30 to 90 days in terms of protection. You can still sweep or vacuum and keep the property clean, but preserving the perimeter-treated zone around the wall edges, skirting boards and kick boards for instance, is really important.

How long does pesticide last on carpet? ›

The insecticides we use are not hazardous to people or pets once they have dried. These insecticides remain active for two weeks following the spray. Please refrain from mopping or vacuuming treated surfaces during this time, as it will reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.

How long does bug spray last on carpet? ›

The duration of protection will depend on the product, but typically 3-6 months performance is likely in shaded areas (such as indoors or under the eaves), but as little as one month may be more likely in areas exposed to sun and rain.

What do you mix Bifen IT with? ›

Answer: Yes, you can mix Bifen IT and Amine 2,4-d can be mixed in the same tank and sprayed. It is recommended that you do a small tank mixture to ensure there is no clumping between the two products. The effectiveness of the products should not be affected if you mix the two together.

How long do pesticides stay in soil? ›

How long do persistent herbicides last in soil? Depending on the type of herbicide and the level of concentration in the soil, persistent herbicides can last anywhere from several months to three or more years before completely breaking down into inert compounds.

Can you apply insecticide to wet grass? ›

Answer: Yes, the Sevin Insecticide Granules can be applied when the grass is wet. Watering the Sevin granules in is what activates the granules. If it is going to rain close to the time you are applying the granules that will be fine too.

What temperature do you apply Bifen? ›

Answer: There really are no temperature restrictions for applying Bifen IT. It can be applied at any time of day as long as you are not expecting any rain for at least 24 hours. 12 of 14 people found this answer helpful.

How much Bifen is in a gallon of water? ›

Bifen IT is a popular choice for mosquito and tick control. Spray the lawns and vegetation with Bifen IT for mosquito and tick control. Mix 1/2 - 2 ounces per gallon; use 1-3 gallons per 1,000 square feet.

How do you clean your house after using pesticides? ›

How Do You Clean Your House After Using Pesticides?
  1. Always Be Patient. When pests infest, it will take a lot of time for them to be completely out of your property. ...
  2. Prepare Cleaning Tools. ...
  3. Find A Starting Point. ...
  4. Clean The Floor. ...
  5. Wipe Walls & Windows. ...
  6. Steam & Vacuum Furniture. ...
  7. Keep The House Dry. ...
  8. Throw Away Uncovered Food.
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How do you mix Bifen with water? ›

How to use Bifen IT Insecticide Termiticide for termites ants spiders ...

How much Bifen IT per gallon for spiders? ›

Bifen IT should be mixed and applied at one ounce per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft. You will calibrate your hose end sprayer to disperse this amount.

Is Bifen waterproof? ›

Bifen XTS is an oil-based formula insecticide that contains 25.1% bifenthrin with water resistant long lasting residual control that lasts for up to 90 days.

How much Bifen IT per gallon for army worms? ›

Answer: For most applications you can use 1 oz of Bifen It per gallon of water. For more specific usage instructions please refer to the Bifen IT product label. 637 of 685 people found this answer helpful.

How long does Bifen IT last indoors? ›

Bifen IT provides excellent control of over 75 insect pests, leaves a long-lasting residual for up to 3 months indoors and one moth outdoors, is odorless, non-staining, dries clear and is safe around children and pets when used as directed.

Is Bifen harmful to dogs? ›

Bifenthrin is a type of insecticide used in yards and around homes to treat for ants and a variety of other insects. Unfortunately, it is toxic to pets if they eat the granules or lick the spray residue. Pets will have tremors or seizures as a sign of toxicity. Avoid using this chemical to protect your pets.

Can you spray Bifen on plants? ›

It can be sprayed in food-handling areas and spaces where pest insects hide and breed, such as inside crawlspaces and beneath appliances. Spray it on and around buildings, lawns, plants and shrubs to eliminate infestations. Because plants can't absorb bifenthrin, it's safe to use it on ornamentals and pristine turf.

Is Bifen toxic to humans? ›

Humans occupationally exposed to bifenthrin report mild effects such as skin tingling or eye irritation. 2 In studies on laboratory animals, exposure to high levels of bifenthrin affected the nervous system, causing tremors in animals.

Can you spray Bifen on furniture? ›

Answer: Bifen IT is labeled for cracks, crevices and wall voids only indoors, meaning that you could not spray it over carpeted areas or on furniture, the places that fleas are most likely to develop.

How long does bifenthrin last in the soil? ›

Given its low solubility, bifenthrin has high persistence in soil (half life = 7 days–8 months) and consequently has long residual termiticide action currently registered in the market.

Does Bifen wash off in rain? ›

Answer: Ad long as the Bifen IT had time to dry completely prior to rainfall, it did not wash away. It's considered rainfast after the treated area has dried. 11 of 11 people found this answer helpful.

Can I spray Bifen before it rains? ›

Answer: You should have a minimum of 6 hours between your applicaton and rainfall or irrigation. Bifen IT is rainfast 6 hours after the application.

How long does it take Bifen to dry? ›

Generally, after an application of Bifen IT it should take anywhere between 30 min - 1 hour to dry. After the treated area has completely dried it is safe for the pets to re-enter.

How long does it take for Bifen IT to work on armyworms? ›

Answer: Bifen IT is not a contact kill product, it is a residual product that can take a few days to start killing the insects that you are treating for. After you apply it to your lawn, it is important to avoid mowing and watering for at least three days.

Does grass grow back after armyworms? ›

Warm season grasses grown in southern states can regenerate after armyworm invasions, but the caterpillars can permanently devastate cool season grasses. "For warm season grass, is mostly an aesthetic issue," he said. "But if you have cool season grass, you probably want to treat your lawn."

How do you mix Bifen for armyworms? ›

Yes, Bifen IT can be applied to lawns for control of armyworms. You will apply 0.18-0.25 fl oz per 1,000 sq ft. Please refer to the product label for full mixing and application instructions for treating armyworms (Pages 14-15). 72 of 77 people found this answer helpful.

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