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Fred writes,
08/30/2009:

Can the Bifen Granules be applied in a dispenser like Miracle grow that goes on the end of a garden hose?

I have gone through two of these HandyGreen II Spreaders trying to spread out the bags of granules. Can the Bifen Granules be applied in a dispenser like Miracle grow that goes on the end of a garden hose? I am using the granules for flea control and it states to water the granules immediately after applying. If so, what would the mixture then be for 1000 sq ft. If not, what else can be used to spread these granules?

Answer:

Bifen granules cannot be used in a hose end sprayer.  They do require watering after application so they can begin to release the pesticide, but they do not dissolve in water completely right away so that is why you cannot use them in a hose end sprayer.  They release and dissolve over time.  That being said the HandyGreen II Spreader does degrade over time when applying granules.  We now carry a new spreader that is made to withstand the abrasive qualities of insecticidal granules.  It is called the Earthway Spreader and is made of metal instead of plastic.  It will last for years and is worth the investment. If you want to spray your yard with a hose end sprayer however Bifen is available in a liquid formulation called Bifen IT.

Answer last updated on: 08/30/2009

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