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07/28/2015Steven from Columbia, SC asked:

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Will Bifen L/P kill gnats?
I am having a wedding in September and looking for something to control sand gnats.
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Bifen Granules would not be a good choice to treat for this pest. Talstar P will offer some control if applied to the trees, bushes and grass a few days before the wedding to lower the gnat population in the area. The morning of the wedding you may want to try to use a pyrethrin based product such as Riptide in a mist blower over the whole area which will kill anything that is flying around and help repel the gnats from the area for several hours.


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07/15/2015Frankie from Medford, Oregon asked:

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Do Bifen Granules or another product have a higher percentage of Bifenthrin, like maybe 50%?
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The only product that we carry that has more of the active ingredient bifenthrin in it is Bifen XTS. It is an oil based insecticide that should be used outdoors only for general pest control. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.


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07/06/2015Martin from Jacksonville, FL asked:

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I am currently treating for roaches. Do I need additional products besides Bifen Granules?
I am currently treating inside my home with fumigation. Bifen Granules are being used around the perimeter of my home, but we still have lot of roaches inside the home, even after I have fumigated. Do I need to open every electrical outlet and put powder pesticide inside?
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We recommend to continue using the Bifen L/P Granules for outdoors to protect your lawn from a broad range of insects. We do recommend treating in your wall voids and behind your outlets with an insecticide dust that will leave a long residual such as Delta Dust. It is water resistant and will last up to 7 months. To do a complete treatment we recommend our Roach Control Kit Rotation A. This kit comes with several products that should be used together to eliminate roach infestations.

If you have any other question in regards to roach control, please review Cockroach Treatment Guide 


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07/02/2015Kate from MA asked:

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Can I use Bifen Granules and Bifen IT together?
I just bought the Bifen Granules and the Bifen IT spray. Can I apply these at the same time? I want to use the spray on the house siding and the foundation and use the granules in the lawn. Thank you.
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The Bifen IT and the Bifen Granules can absolutely be used at the same time as they are generally not applied in the same area.  You can spray around the foundation of the home, 2-3 feet up and out and then apply the granules further out than that and across the yard.

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06/27/2015John from Raleigh nc asked:

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Is there a good granule to use in the yard for spiders
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Talstar Xtra would be a great granule to use for spiders in the yard. Bifen granules is not labeled for spiders.

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06/23/2015Cris from hou.tx asked:

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Looking for OSHA required sds sheet for Bifen Granules
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The MSDS for Bifen Granules can be found right on site or at this link here.

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05/26/2015Quentin from Richmond, VA asked:

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Will Bifen Granules change the grass color?
After a recent application the grass began to turn brown. Is it possible the bifen affected this change?
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Bifen Granules does not have any effect on turf and would not cause any yellowing, browing, or discoloration.

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05/05/2015Cris from Cedar Rapids, Iowa asked:

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Are Bifen Granules safe to use in a yard with dogs? I'm wanting to kill ticks and fleas, is this going to work?
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Bifen Granules should be broadcast with a spreader and watered in and completely dry before allowing pets in the treated areas. They will be safe once dried. The Bifen Granules would be a great treatment for many insects but if you are treating for ticks and fleas, we highly recommend applying the products in our Tick Control Kit. It is important to mow the lawn 1-2 days prior to your first application and treat once every two weeks outdoors for flea control. You will make a minimum of two applications. Additional treatments should be applied if needed. Please let us know if you need anything else.

Flea Treatment

 


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04/13/2015Darryl from Winston Salem, North Carolina asked:

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Will Bifen harm my roses and azaela if applied up against them in the mulch bed.
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Bifen Granules will not harm ornamental flowers and plants in much beds. 

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03/21/2015Glorian from Mabelvale, Ar asked:

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Will the use of Bifen Granules harm the earthworms?
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Yes, Bifen Granules will harm earthworms and other beneficial insects that it comes in contact with.

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03/18/2015cheryl from hamilton, oh asked:

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Do Bifen Granules kill wolf spiders?
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No, Bifen Granules are not labeled for any type of spiders. We would recommend using Onslaught FastCap Spider and Scorpion Insecticide. It is labeled for various types of spiders, as well as other pests. You will need to spray in the areas where the spiders are. They need to come in contact with the product in order for the spiders to die. This can be used indoors and outdoors.

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02/27/2015Sue from South Carolina asked:

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Does Bifen kill mole crickets and grubs
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 Bifen Granules will kill active mole crickets, but not grubs. Please see our grub control page. 


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01/08/2015William from Mesa, AZ asked:

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Does using Bifen with other products a pest control uses on my lawn counteract their treatment?
I have a service come every couple of months and they have concerns that my treating will make their treatments null because I'm using Bifen.
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We need more information in order to answer your question. Do you know what the product your services uses? That would be the best way to determine if it will counteract with Bifen Granules.

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09/20/2014Anne from SF Bay Area asked:

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Ground covers, mulch and barks
Hi there, can I sprinkle these granules on ground covers, mulch or barks? Do they have to be applied when it's dry or can I apply them when when it's wet out too? I have problems with springtail outside of my home but they are making their ways into my home thru the cracks!
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Using a 25 lb. bag covers 5,000-10,000 square feet. You can use them as a broadcast or a perimeter treatment directly around the structrue of the home. It is recommended that you water the granules in after application. When treating for springtails, moisture is the biggest contributor. If you can remove the moisture, the springtail population will go down. Please let us know if you have any further questions. 

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09/01/2014Karen from Palm Coast, FL asked:

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Lawn guy says I have some sort of centipede/millipede, that they'll go away by themselves, eventually. I hear it's because of all the rain and heat we've had. Will Bifen kill these things? They're everywhere! Around the pool, in the pool, in the grass, down the driveway
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Bifen L/P Granules are easy to spread and will protect your lawn from millipedes and other pests for 2 to 3 months. Bifen IT is a great residual liquid formulation that is added to water and applied with a low-pressure sprayer can provide a powerful residual that continues working for 4 to 8 weeks following application. This residual liquid formulation can be sprayed along the outside perimeter of the home (especially under and around eaves, decks, patios, and window shutters), and inside along baseboards, in cracks and crevices, and other potential millipede harborages. You will know the residual is working because you will begin finding only dead millipedes rather than live ones. A lot of moisture are great thriving areas they prefer. Please find an article that you find helpful treating this insect in around your lawn. 

 

Millipede Control Article

 


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08/25/2014JT from Texas asked:

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Will Bifen L/P kill slugs?
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Bifen L/P Granules will treat many common insects found in the lawn. They are not labeled to treat slugs. We do carry products that will eliminate slugs, please click on the link below for more information on them. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Snail & Slug Control Products


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07/27/2014Sheila from Pearce, Arizona asked:

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What is the toxicity of the Bifen Granules to snakes and lizards?
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As long as the lizards and snakes are out of the area while you are doing the actual application of the Bifen Granules, it shouldn't effect them. You will most likely see a reduction in the  lizard populations on your property though as you will be eliminating their food source (insects). We do carry Snake Out. It is a specially formulated dust that uses natural ingredients to effectively repel snakes near living areas. The product poses no threat to children or pets, and yet contains active ingredients that snakes find unpleasant.

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06/08/2014Rita from Lehigh acres, fl asked:

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How many feet away from a fruit tree should I spread Bifen Granules to be safe for consumption
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Bifen Granules is not a systemic and it can be applied outside of the dripline for your plants and trees.

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06/03/2014Valerie from Fort Lauderdale asked:

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Hi! Will the Bifen granules affect Monarch or Swallowtail caterpillars or butterflies?
I grow milkweed for Monarchs and have parsley for the Swallowtails.
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Bifen Granules should not affect the butterflies as long as they do not land on the soil/areas treated with it.  Though it is a non-selective insecticide which means that any insect that is contacted with the insecticide will be killed. You can help limit this effect by only applying the product when bees and butterflies are not currently visiting the area that needs to be treated.

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06/02/2014Dale from Roseboro, NC asked:

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I read an article that Bifen is effective in controlling ground pearls. Does It?
I have a full yard infestation...centipede dying. Just want to stop. Everything I've read says there is NO way to stop it. Thanks
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Bifen IT is not actually labeled to treat for ground pearls so we cannot comment on this use.  Research shows that there are currently no known controls for ground pearls. The only management strategy is to try to keep the grass as healthy as you can. This includes proper watering and fertilization, and also control of other pests, which Bifen will do a great job at. This usually slows the spread of the problem, but will not stop it completely.

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