Hi, I’m Keith with Solutions Pest and Lawn. In this video, we’ll talk about this product. We are going to cover what it is, what its
used for, drawbacks of this chemical, how to get started, and where and when to apply. Solutions Pest and Lawn is a small family
owned business that relies on people like you to succeed. Our goal is to teach you how to treat your
pest problems. If you have any questions after watching
this video, please email, call, or visit one of our stores and we can help you out. Bifen I/T is a 7.9% Bifenthrin suspended concentrate
insecticide. This product is a synthetic pyrethroid that
works by interfering with the insect’s nervous system. Bifen controls many different species of insects,
but we typically recommend it primarily for indoor and outdoor use to control fleas, cockroaches,
spiders, mosquitoes, and even wood destroying insects like carpenter ants and termites. Bifen I/T is a suspended concentrate, which
means that when it is diluted with water it will need to be agitated frequently. If the solution is not agitated it can settle
out in the bottom of your sprayer and it can be very difficult to get a proper mix again. The settled product can also clog up the intake
of your applicator. Bifen is also not intended to be used as a
broadcast spray indoors, only as a crack and crevice treatment. It’s also important to note that widely
used products, like Bifen I/T, can lead insects to develop a resistance to this chemical. Repeated use of a this product with decreasing
signs of effectiveness can be an indication of resistance. Cycle out active ingredients by switching
products periodically to minimize this. If these concern you, check out Flex 10-10
or Novacide aerosol. Flex 10-10 can be used indoors and outdoors
as a broadcast spray to control many different pests. Novacide can be used indoors as a broadcast
spray and has an insect growth regulator in the formula. This means that Novacide not only kills adult
pests, but it also inhibits the growth of younger pests to eliminate them before they
can mature. Before using Bifen I/T, be sure to wear proper
personal protective equipment, or PPE. You can mix Bifen at a rate of .12 to 2 fluid ounces
per gallon of water depending on level of infestation and your targeted pest. Always follow label directions for proper
mix rate and do not over apply. Over use of the product could decrease it’s
effectiveness. Bifen I/T comes in a squeeze-and-measure bottle. To measure with a squeeze and measure bottle, remove
the cap on the smaller measuring reservoir and squeeze the bottle. Use the measurement lines on the reservoir
to collect the required amount. Fill your sprayer halfway with water, then
add the product. Add the rest of the water and thoroughly agitate
your sprayer and you’re ready to apply. Be sure to repeatedly agitate your sprayer,
as the product will settle over time. Bifen I/T is typically used as an outdoor
broadcast spray, But it can also be used as a barrier spray
around structures, including around windows, around doors, along eaves, and any other entry
points such as weep holes and where electrical and plumbing penetrate the wall. Bifen can even be used for termite treatments
or It can also be used indoors as a crack, crevice, and baseboard spray. You can apply Bifen I/T with either a pump
sprayer, a hose end sprayer, a backpack sprayer, or a spray rig for large volume application. Apply Bifen during calm days where rain is
not in the immediate forecast, and keep all pets and people off the treated areas until
they’re dry. Bifen I/T has a residual of up to thirty days. We typically recommend spraying monthly for
preventative control. Bifen I/T is not an instant kill – once the
insect comes into contact with the chemical it can take a few hours for it die. Depending on your target pest’s lifecycle,
you may need to reapply in 14-21 days. Most active infestations cannot be controlled
through the use of one product. Typically, you’ll also need an insect growth
regulator and bait or dust for complete control. For each insect, we have come up with treatment
methods that we guarantee 100% to work. Click the card on the top right to get more
information. Solutions Pest and Lawn is a small family
owned business that relies on people like you to succeed. Our goal is to teach you how to treat your
pest problems. If you have any questions, after watching
this video, please email, call, or visit one of our stores and we can help you out.