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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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05/28/2014J. from Denison, Teexas asked:

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Does Bifen Granules kill chiggers
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Onslaught is a great product for chigger control. Treatments for chiggers should begin in April/May and could need to continue through the summer as new chiggers move into the area. Treating the entire lawn is of little benefit because chiggers avoid direct sunlight and normally will not infest areas that are mowed or otherwise well maintained. Focus treatment on the unkempt areas of the lawn and lawn edge. You can also use Onslaught to do a barrier treatment around the outside of your home and in your crawl space to stop pests from moving indoors.

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05/27/2014Kathrin from San Antonio, TX asked:

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Can this be used with DeltaGard G Granules?
I have applied DeltaGard G Granules and need a product to control fleas, is it ok to apply the Bifen Granules on top of the DeltaGard G Granules?
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Yes, it is okay to apply the Bifen Granules over top of the DeltaGuard G granules to control fleas. It is also helpful to incorporate an insect growth regulator sucg as Archer IGR to halt to reproductive cyle of fleas to gain control much faster.

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05/15/2014chris from Atlanta, Ga asked:

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I have a dog, I was told to spray water after application in my yard, the bag said not to? What should I do?
My local do it yourself pest control said to add water to kill adult fleas, but the bag said no? What should I do, I don't want to hurt my dog.
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Bifen Granules should be broadcast in the lawn and then watered in and dried before the dog returns to the treated areas. Once the area is completely dried it will be pet safe.

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05/04/2014Theresa from Ocean Springs, MS asked:

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How long will it take to see results once Bifen granules are applied?
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Bifen Granules will kill insects after they come incontact with the treated area. The kill time all depends on what you are treating for. It can take take minutes to hours to kill a pest.

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03/12/2014Fred from Lehigh Acres, Florida asked:

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Bigheaded ants: Need advice as how to treat and which product you have.
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Insecticide granules such as Bifen granules would be a good choice to help control the population of big headed ants as it will last for 3-4 months. Bifen Granules will kill ants that venture on to treated areas.  Another great choice would be to use Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait. This bait is also labeled for big headed ants specifically and would be a great choice for your use. Extinguish Plus combines the power of hydramethylnon with an insect growth regulator (like birth control for ants) to kill big headed ant workers and prevent queens from laying fertile eggs. This product would kill the ants that picked up the bait and also kill the ants back at the colony

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10/08/2013Teresa from Apex, NC asked:

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Is Bifen Granules harmful to children?
If I put this on my lawn will this be harmful if my children play outside?
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Bifen Granules are a pet and children safe product when applied correctly because it is broadcast over lawn in small quantities. Please be sure to follow the product label for proper application.

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07/13/2013Micheal from Birmingham, AL asked:

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Can the Bifen Granules be used for black widows?
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The Bifen Granules are not labeled for black widows or spider control in general and would not work for your needs. To control black widows or any other spider, you have to not only treat with the appropriate chemicals, like Cyper WP which comes in our Spider Control Kit, but also take the non-chemical steps of eliminating areas around the home that would be perfect living conditions for the spiders. You can see in our article How To Get Rid Of Black Widow Spiders, just what steps to take and where to look and treat to eliminate them from your environment. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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07/08/2013Rita from Foley, AL asked:

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Bifen was spread accidently at base of our avocado trees. What are long term effects?
Can we consume the fruit from the avocado trees? Do we need to replace the mint it was also sprinkled on or leave as is?
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Please contact Control Solutions, the manufacturer, to go over exactly how much was used in these areas and what harmful effects could potentially come from exposure to edible vegetation. They will be experts on their own product and can better answer what to do and how long before the avocado trees can be harvested. You can reach Control solutions at 1-281-892-2500.

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