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Bifen IT insecticide is comparable to the very popular Talstar. Bifen IT contains 7.9% bifenthrin which is an insecticide and termiticide that provides excellent control of over 75 insect pests, leaves a long-lasting residual for up to 3 months, is odorless, non-staining, dries clear and is safe around children and pets when used as directed. Bifen IT and the other bifenthrin products can be used both indoors and outdoors, on lawns and ornamentals, and even in food-handling areas of commercial establishments. One quart of Bifen IT insecticide yields 32-96 gallons. If you are looking for a low cost alternative to Talstar One, then look no further. Bifen I/T is tough on pests, but not on your wallet.
|Active Ingredient:||Bifenthrin - 7.9%|
|Target pests:||Over 75 different insests: Spiders, Mosquitoes, Cockroaches, Ticks, Fleas, Pillbugs, Chinch Bugs, Earwigs, Millipedes and Termites
* See label for complete list
|For use in:||Commercial & Residential Indoors & Outdoors: Perimeters, Ornamental Landscaping & Lawns, Food Handling areas and others
* See label for complete list
Not for use as a broadcast across interior surfaces.
NOT for Fruit & Vegetable Gardens
|Application:||* See label for complete application instructions|
|Pet safe:||Yes, if used as directed on label - Safe when dry|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY, AK|
|Shipping Weight:||1.22 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Control Solutions|
How Bifen IT Works
Bifen IT is a liquid concentrate insecticide that contains bifenthrin, a synthetic pyrethroid. Pyrethroids work by disrupting an insect's nervous system causing a weakened state followed by death. Bifen IT does not provide an instant knockdown of pests, rather, pests pick up the residual active ingredient by contact. Bifen IT is a repellent insecticide since it acts quickly enough that social insects such as ants cannot create a pheromone trail. This means that Bifen IT will be most effective as a barrier for target pests with a thorough application.
Bifen IT is very effective on Japanese Beetles, clover mites, ants, termites, fleas, ticks, spiders, scorpions, roaches, millipedes, earwigs, army worms, mealybugs, mites, grasshoppers, pillbugs, cutworms, sod webworms, weevils, leaf miners, box elder bugs, bees, wasps, sowbugs, crickets, and turf and ornamental pests. Bifen IT even has an expanded label to include control of stink bugs indoors and outdoors.
INSECTS CONTROLLED: adelgids, American dog ticks, annual bluegrass weevils, ants, aphids, armyworms, bagworms, banks grass mites, bed bugs (not in residential areas), bees, beet armyworms, beetles, billbugs, biting flies, black turfgrass ataenius, black vine weevils, boxelder bugs, broad mites, brown soft scales, budworms, California red scale centipedes, carpet beetles, carpenter ants, centipedes, chiggers, chinch bugs, cicadas, citrus thrips, clothes moths, clover mites, cockroaches, crane flies, crickets, cutworms, deer ticks, diaprepes, dichondra flea beetles, earwigs, elm leaf beetles, European red mites, fall webworms, filth-breeding flies, firebrats, fleas, flea beetles, flies, fungus gnats, gnats, grasshoppers, gypsy moth caterpillars, hide beetles, hornets, imported fire ants, Japanese beetles, lace bugs, leaf feeding caterpillars, leafhoppers, leafminers, leafrollers, litter beetles, mealybugs, midges, millipedes, mites, mole crickets, mosquitoes, moths, orchid weevils, pecan leaf scorch mite, pillbugs, pine needle scales, pine shoot beetle, plant bugs, psyllids, roaches, San Jose scales, scorpions, silverfish, sod webworms, sow bugs, spiders (including black widow spiders), spider mites, spittlebugs, springtails, stink bugs, subterranean termites (genera Reticulitermes, Zootermopsis, Coptotermes and Heterotermes), tent caterpillars, thrips, ticks, tip moths, treehoppers, twig borers, wasps, weevils, whiteflies, wood-infesting beetles (including but not limited to old house borers and powder post), yellow jackets
Talstar One, Bifen I/T and other Bifenthrin generics control over 75 common insect pests, including termites. Bifen can be used as an indoor and outdoor pest control, turf and ornamental application, and for treating pests in food-handling areas. Both Talstar One and Bifen I/T contain microcrystals that do not break down easily with rain once they bond to surfaces. Both Talstar One and Bifen IT are clear substances that leave no stains on painted surfaces. Bifen IT can last up to 6 months outside. See below for list of approved usage sites.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Bifenthrin - 7.9% synthetic pyrethroid
Best applied with a 1 gallon sprayer. Apply to outside foundation and all entry points such as around windows, doors, etc. Always read the label completely before use.
- 1 bottle (4 oz.) concentrate yields 4-8 gallons of finished solution.
- 1 pint (16 oz.) concentrate yields 16-32 gallons of finished solution.
- 1 quart (32 oz.) concentrate yields 32-96 gallons of finished solution.
- ¾ gallon (96 oz.) concentrate yields 96-192 gallons of finished solution.
- 1 gallon (128 oz.) concentrate yields 128-384 gallons of finished solution.
Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios
- 0.33 oz./gallon of water – 0.02% - prevention, low level infestions
- 0.5 oz./gallon of water – 0.031% – general indoor or outdoor use
- 1.0 oz./gallon of water - 0.06% - severe infestations, less frequent treatments, longer residual, quicker knockdown
- 1 gallon of finished solution should cover 1,000 square feet when using a hand pump sprayer
* See the video above for general use mixing and application instruction using a Chapin Premier 1 gallon sprayer.
Use in the Following Areas:
In and around such areas as homes, commercial and industrial buildings, recreational areas, athletic fields, lawns and ornamentals; livestock and poultry houses; gardens, parks, lawns, grounds and other ornamental sites; flowers, foliage pants, non-bearing fruit and nut trees, shrubs, ornamental trees; interior and exterior plantscapes such as those in hotels, office buildings, shopping malls, etc.; both food/feed and nonfood areas of food/feed handling establishments; aircraft (excluding cabins), apartments, bakeries, bottling facilities, breweries, buses, cafeterias, candy plants, canneries, dairy product processing plants, food manufacturing plants, food processing plants, food service establishments, granaries, grain mills, hospitals, hotels, industrial buildings, laboratories, meat/poultry/egg processing plants, mobile/motor homes, nursing homes, offices, railcars, restaurants, schools, ships, trailers, trucks, vessels, warehouses, wineries
Use 0.33 to 1 fluid oz. per gallon of water for residual pest control in buildings and structures and on modes of transport. Apply either as a crack and crevice, pinstream, spot, coarse, low pressure spray (25 psi or less) or with a paint brush.
Apply as a coarse, low pressure, crack and crevice or spot spray to areas where pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas.
- Do not use as a space spray.
- Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices.
- Limit repeat application to no more than once per seven days and only if there are signs of renewed insect activity.
* Bifen IT may be converted to a foam for residual treatment of voids or as a spot spray when visual marking of application is desired.
* Bifen IT is NOT labeled for control of bedbugs in residential or commercial areas except for in livestock and poultry housing structures.
General application for crawling pests - Mix 0.5 to 1 oz. of Bifen IT in one gallon of water and apply to the outside foundation of the home, approx. 3 feet up the side of the house and 2 feet out from the house. Also spray entry points into the home such as around windows, pipes, doorways, etc. For general preventative treatment, apply Bifen IT once every 3 months.
Mosquitoes: To control mosquitoes around buildings, landscapes, and lawns, dilute 0.33 to 1.0 fl. oz. per gallon of water and use one gallon of dilution per 1000 square feet as a general spray. Bifen IT can be mixed at lower concentrations and applied at higher volumes to ensure application of the proper amount of product to a given area.
Bagworms: Use 0.125 to 0.25 oz. per 1,000 square feet (or 5.4 - 10.8 oz. per 100 gal.). Apply as a full coverage foliar spray. Use of a Chapin Slide Pump Sprayer will help reach higher into trees. For optimum control treat when larvae have started to hatch and are young, directing spray to contact as many larvae as possible.
Chinch Bugs: Use 0.25 to 0.5 oz. per 1,000 square feet. In order to optimize the penetration of the insecticide to location of the chinch bugs, irrigation of the grass prior to treatment may be necessary. If grass is being kept at a long mowing height or if the thatch layer is excessive, use higher volume treatments. It may be necessary to use higher application rates (up to 1 fl. oz. per 1,000 square feet) to control populations made up of both adults and nymphs in mid-summer.
Lawn applications: A hose end sprayer, such as the Chapin hose end sprayer, may be used to apply Bifen IT for lawn pests. Use up to 1.0 oz. per 1,000 square feet. Higher volume applications may be more effective with some pests, so you may want to calibrate the sprayer to a lower rate (for example, 0.25 oz/gal.) and use more water to cover a 1,000 square foot area.
Termite Applications: Bifen IT may be used for pre-construction or post-construction prevention of subterranean termites. Use 1.0 oz/gal. of water (0.06% solution) for most termite applications. For preconstruction horizontal barriers (such as under a concrete slab), use 1 gallon of solution per 10 square feet. For perimeter barrier treatments, use 4 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet. See our article How to Do a Termite Treatment, for further instructions on perimeter termite treatments. See product label for full instructions on using Bifen IT to control subterranean termites.
- Pet Safe when dry
- Virtually no odor or staining
- Easy-to-remember mixing rates
- Convenient squeeze and pour containers (pint and quart) make measuring and mixing easy
- Bifen IT may be tank-mixed with adjuvants and with other pesticides, including insect growth regulators.
- Very broad labeling for pests and use areas means you can use one product for many jobs
- Labeled for use in food or feed handling establishments
- Long residual for fewer treatments
- Allow at least 30 minutes after application before allowing pets or children into treatment area. For best results, allow 24 hours after outdoor application before expected rainfall or watering. Some outdoor applications may require irrigation before or after application. (See product label)
- Use with an IGR such as NyGuard IGR for control of all life stages of insects such as fleas.
- Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
- Concentrate should be viable for 3-5 years. If separation occurs, shake well before using.
- Do not apply more than 1 oz. Bifen IT per 1,000 square feet.
- To avoid or delay pest resistance, especially on ornamentals and trees, it is recommended to use an alternate class of pesticide in any application program.
- Not labeled for use on commercially grown plants or edible plants.
Compare to: Talstar P (Talstar One) *Bifen IT has the EXACT SAME label and the same amount of active ingredient as Talstar P, the more expensive brand.
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130 of 135 people found this review helpful:
By Nick on 10/09/2008
I bought Bifen IT because I saw it so highly recommended on this website. I had seen at least one cockroach each day since moving into our new house, so I knew that it needed spraying. The instructions for the Bifen IT product were clear and easy to understand. I also got a 2-gallon sprayer to use, and it worked really well. I sprayed around the foundation up to 3 feet and about 2 feet away from the house, along with any other cracks and crevices around doors, etc. I haven't seen any cockroaches in the 6 weeks since I sprayed. It's amazing! I did find a dead one outside the house around the perimeter of the porch. This stuff really works. For the price, it's a bargain, and you can save yourself a lot of money by taking the hour or so to completely do your house. I plan on re-spraying every 3 months to keep the bugs out. If you're looking for a good deal on pest control, do it yourself with Bifen IT. I also had some questions about how to use it and the customer support people here on the site were very prompt and helpful.
122 of 125 people found this review helpful:
Outstanding results on spiders, mosquitos, ants, fleas/ticks
By Charles in West, TX on 06/18/2010
I own a campground in Texas, and I have been using Bifen IT for several years. I mix 1 ounce of Bifen IT per gallon of water and spray a fine mist on the lower branches of the trees in the campground (up to 6 feet off the ground). The mist that does not land on the tree branches falls to the ground, so I don't have to spray the ground. I treat the campground once every 6 months, and I have absolutely no problems with any insect. It kills mosquitos and ants almost immediately upon contact, and it takes about 30 seconds to kill spiders. When spiders are sprayed, they usually remain still for 15 seconds. Then they begin to feel the effects of the insecticide and their legs start moving frantically back and forth. At the end of 30 seconds the spider is dead. I'm not talking about little spiders. The spiders we have around here have bodies the size of a golf ball. By the way, I should mention that I add 1/4 cup of Dawn liquid dishwashing soap to 15 gallons of mixed insecticide. The liquid soap helps the insecticide stick to the foliage. Excellent product!
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By Sharon on 02/21/2008
I live in South Florida and about 4 years ago I noticed a 'new' variety of ant which came in fast and furious. The first year wasn't terribly bad but the second year they had multiplied 5x in numbers. I saw a pest control truck at a neighbors house and asked the guy what he knew about this new ant. He called it the "Caribbean Crazy Ant" (I looked it up on the Internet and sure enough, that was the 'new' ant). He told me that he could control this ant with a "secret" solution, and by the third year I called him for help. I live on a 1.3 acre landscaped lot with many trees, bushes, plants. He sprayed my yard and all the foliage for $200. I guess he thought that I would not attempt to spray this huge yard myself so he actually divulged his "secret" solution. He told me he used Talstar. So back to the Internet I went and found the generic Bifen IT brand. I ordered it and sprayed my own yard the next year for less than $30. The ants stayed away from my house and I will use this product each and every spring from this point on! BTW: of course, not only did it control the crazy ants, it has kept all other pests away as well!
83 of 90 people found this review helpful:
By Butch in South Jersey on 06/22/2009
I like this better than Malathion and Sevin. I spray our lawn, perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, rain gutters, under our deck and foundation with Bifen IT. I'm on a wooded acre and spray as much of my property as I can. I give everything a good wet spray with a hose end sprayer which offers more coverage than a tank sprayer. I spray a few days after a rain when everything is dried out. I've always thought that the rain and moisture breeds mosquitoes so that is a good time to spray them. There is no odor. But it's the insect protection that is fantastic. We spend a lot of time outside in the yard and gardens. We also spend a lot of time on our back deck at night. In the past it would be unbearable. This stuff kills bugs dead and keeps killing which seems like weeks at a time. Pesky mosquitoes and gnats are history. If you wanna be able to spend time outside and those flying insects are a problem then this is the stuff you need. I just hope the state doesn't outlaw it.
71 of 75 people found this review helpful:
By Scott on 06/15/2008
I use Bifen IT to control fleas outside where my cat hangs out (front porch and adjacent yard area). It has proven to be extremely effective when applied every 3 to 4 months during the spring and summer. I highly recommend this product.
By Josh in FL on 01/11/2017
Works well. I used it in the yard. I had spiders and ants around the back side of my property. 3 days later, they've all moved on. Be sure to dig up some of the ant pile to really penetrate the mound. I used a paint brush to add some protection around the inside of the windows of the house, No more sugar ants. This product did exactly what i needed it too. Will be again if the bugs return.
Bifen for ants and termites
By Jerry in Tyler, Texas on 01/10/2017
Bifen is an excellent chemical to either kill or repel termites and ants, I have used this product for years and find it very effective and thus recommend it highly.
By Henry in illinois on 12/17/2016
I grow giant pumpkins a non-food crop, I use this for cucumber beetles and squash bugs and it wipes them out without damaging the plant
By Michael in Lady Lake, FL on 12/16/2016
I use this product for my all around yard and insects control and does a wonderful job for treating all the pests I have here in central Florida !!!
The only good cockroach is a dead cockroach
By Jasen in Warrior, Alabama on 12/06/2016
I have used Bifen for years. I love the stuff. In AZ we had horrible problems with crickets and the Bifen all but silenced the nuisance pests. They would get in the walls and use the pockets to enhance the volume of their incessant chirping. Here in Alabama I have found an even better use for Bifen--to kill cockroaches. Evil little bugs that can get up to 3 inches long. They are disgusting and need to just go away. By spraying Bifen around doorjambs, window sills, and every little opening I come across has virtually eliminated the pests. We rarely run across live cockroaches anymore. The neat thing about Bifen is that once dry, a bug only has to walk through the dried poison and it dies in very short order. I'd rather not see cockroaches at all, but if it has to happen, I prefer them to be dead. Bifen guarantees that for me. Great stuff.
No more bugs!
By Nick in Kissimmee, FL on 12/05/2016
Forget the box store chemicals. Big waste of money. Bifen is all you need. Zaps just about every bug that's bugging you. Low cost and quick kill you can't go wrong. Fireants are toast.
By Don in Laguna Vista, Texas on 11/29/2016
Have use Bifen IT for several years. Works in the house and outside , on plants works great
By Karen in Atkins, AR 72823 on 11/22/2016
This is the best thing by far that I have ever used for Fire Ants. You have to try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No More Fire Ants!
By Edward in North Carolina on 11/12/2016
Excellent product. Worked well to kill the fire ants and then some. I would definitely recommend this product and company to everyone. The product also arrived very quickly.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Ray in Conway sc on 11/10/2016
I had fire ants all over my yard All gone now (thanks)
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QIs Bifen IT safe for domestic pets?
I have three dogs, and I am scared to use chemicals.
ABifen IT is safely used in thousands of homes across the country everyday. Bifen IT is safe for use around pets when used according to the label. You should always keep children and pets away from the away while you are treating, and then once the treatment is dry it is perfectly safe to allow pets to re-enter the area
QHow does Bifen IT compare to Bifen XTS and Permethrin for mosquito control?
ABifen I/T is our most popular choice for mosquito control. The Bifen XTS is the same product, just in a higher concentration. For mosquito control you do not need the higher concentration, it is not necessary. Bifen I/T would also be a better solution then permethrin because permethrin breaks down quicker in sunlight and the Bifen I/T only needs to be applied every 30 days whereas permethrin would need to be applied every two weeks. The most important thing to remember when treating for mosquitoes is that they hang out on the underside of leaves and shrubs. You should treat all shrubs, bushes and trees around the outside patio or wherever you hang out at around the house. You should also treat the tree line in your yard near the forest if one exists. Remember to not only treat the main bush or shrub but also the underside of the leaves.
QWhat type of weather should I put the Bifen IT out in? Rainy, cold, hot?
AAll of our liquid insecticides including Bifen IT should be applied in dry weather, not rainy weather. All of the liquid insecticides are made to bond to dry surfaces and will last longer when applied when it is dry and not going to rain for at least 24 hours. The temperature does not matter as much. It can be applied in hot or cold weather, but it must be dry and not wet to work at its highest potential.
QIs Bifenthrin good on active termite control?
ABifenthrin 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. We have a great article called How To Do A Termite Treatment that explains how to perform a treatment using a non-repellent termiticide.
04/12/2012 Pat from Fort Smith Arkansas
QHow many ounces of Bifen IT per 1 gallon of water??
AFor 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.
09/04/2016 Lynda from Central, Fl
QHow do I mix Bifen IT in a one gallon sprayer for sod webworms?
A When using Bifen IT to treat for soil dwelling pests such as sob webworms, the rate is not per gallon of water but per 1000 sq ft as you would use sufficient water to cover the target area and get the product to the pest. †Per the product label:†To accomplish uniform control when applying to dense grass foliage, use volumes of up to 10 gallons per 1000 square feet. †You would use†0.18 - 0.25 fluid oz. per 1000 sq. ft for sod webworms. †Higher treatment rates (up to 1 fluid oz. per 1000 square feet) may be necessary if high pest pressure exists and if the grass is maintained taller than 1 inch. In general 1 gallon can cover 1000 sqft but for sod webworms the amount of water needed could be higher depending on the grass foliage, equipment used, how fast you walk, etc.
When using Bifen IT to treat for soil dwelling pests such as sob webworms, the rate is not per gallon of water but per 1000 sq ft as you would use sufficient water to cover the target area and get the product to the pest. †Per the product label:†To accomplish uniform control when applying to dense grass foliage, use volumes of up to 10 gallons per 1000 square feet. †You would use†0.18 - 0.25 fluid oz. per 1000 sq. ft for sod webworms. †Higher treatment rates (up to 1 fluid oz. per 1000 square feet) may be necessary if high pest pressure exists and if the grass is maintained taller than 1 inch.
In general 1 gallon can cover 1000 sqft but for sod webworms the amount of water needed could be higher depending on the grass foliage, equipment used, how fast you walk, etc.
08/27/2016 Ronnie from Greenville Bire, Ms
QWill Bifen IT kill army worms? Can it be applied to the grass?
A 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).†
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).†
08/25/2016 Geoff from Columbus, Ms
QCan I mix Bifen IT with MSMA, or Atrazine 4L?
08/24/2016 Le from Fl
QWill Bifen IT come out of clothing?
Husband works for pest control and he got Bifen I/T on his clothes.
A Per the product label, you are to "Take off contaminated clothing,†rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes, and if needed be contact a†poison control center or doctor for treatment advice."†
Per the product label, you are to "Take off contaminated clothing,†rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes, and if needed be contact a†poison control center or doctor for treatment advice."†
08/23/2016 Leon from Raleigh Nc
QCan Bifen I/T and Pivot IGR be applied with a thermal fogger?
A Bifen IT and Pivot 10 IGR should NOT be applied in a thermal or ULV fogger. It should be dispersed in a hand pump sprayer, backpack sprayer, hose end sprayer or mist blower. We do carry thermal fogging concentrates that would be fine to apply.
Bifen IT and Pivot 10 IGR should NOT be applied in a thermal or ULV fogger. It should be dispersed in a hand pump sprayer, backpack sprayer, hose end sprayer or mist blower. We do carry thermal fogging concentrates that would be fine to apply.
08/22/2016 Gretchen from Newnan, Ga
QIs Bifen IT product safe to apply to pastures where horses graze?
Army worms are eating our Bermuda grass pastures. When would it be safe to let the horses return to the field to graze after applying the product? How long should they be kept off the field?
08/21/2016 David from Tupelo
QWhy is Bifen IT not labeled for use on pastures to control armyworms with cattle present or absent?
A The decision to add pasture applications where livestock will be present (or not)†to the Bifen IT product label was made by the manufacturer of the product. We are the retail distributor and have no part in the testing.
The decision to add pasture applications where livestock will be present (or not)†to the Bifen IT product label was made by the manufacturer of the product. We are the retail distributor and have no part in the testing.
08/21/2016 Trelena from Ore City
QWill Bifen IT kill bedbugs and get rid of them?
A Bifen IT†may kill bed bugs that contact the treated area. Keep in mind we would not recommend this product for Bed bug control as certain strains are resistant to the active ingredient. Please check out our Bed Bug Guide.††You will find the "How To's" in bed bug control and also a listing of our very effective kits.†
Bifen IT†may kill bed bugs that contact the treated area. Keep in mind we would not recommend this product for Bed bug control as certain strains are resistant to the active ingredient. Please check out our Bed Bug Guide.††You will find the "How To's" in bed bug control and also a listing of our very effective kits.†
08/19/2016 Angela from Prattville, Al
QWhen should I re-apply Bifen IT?
Just put down some Bifen IT ( favorite product) on our lawn due to some horrible army worm issues going around alabama. We started to notice them dying instantly. How often should I be reapplying to the yard to keep them from coming back. Also, thoughts on the Bifen Granuals and the Bifen IT used together?
A Bifen IT can be re-applied every 30 days. It is not recommended to use Bifen IT and Bifen Granules together in the same place. It would only be doubling up the amount of product in the area and that will cause the insects to become immune more quickly.†
Bifen IT can be re-applied every 30 days. It is not recommended to use Bifen IT and Bifen Granules together in the same place. It would only be doubling up the amount of product in the area and that will cause the insects to become immune more quickly.†
08/17/2016 Nancy from Stevens Point, Wi
QWill Bifen IT kill grubs?