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Bifen XTS is an emulsifiable concentrate insecticide containing bifenthrin that was developed by Control Solutions Inc to control for termites and a range of insects in residential and commercial properties. When used correctly, Bifen XTS will kill insects instantly, and leave a residual barrier functioning for up to 90 days after application.

The active ingredient in Bifen XTS Insecticide for Termites is bifenthrin. The synthetic chemical mimics pyrethrin, which occurs naturally in chrysanthemums and works to protect them in the wild. Insects don’t die immediately after being exposed to bifenthrin. It is a slow-acting poison that only becomes active upon contact or ingestion and is spread by social insects in the colony. The ingredient doesn’t repel insects, so pests like ants and termites come into contact with the poison unknowingly and die over time.

DIY homeowners can use Bifen XTS with a handheld pump sprayer to apply cracks and crevice treatments as well as to treat other smaller areas. Bifen XTS can be used by professionals as a skid spray to cover large areas or to kill termites in trenches. It kills most types of insects and can be sprayed anywhere outdoors, even on trees. It is an ideal product for treating wood and lawn destroying pests.

Bifen XTS InsecticidePros

  • Destroys a wide range of insects
  • Protects against residual and preventative threats.
  • Fast-acting

Cons

  • Could harm plant life
  • Has a strong smell.

Tools Needed

Bifen is applied with backpack sprayers, hose-end sprayers, hand-held pump sprayers, or skid sprayers. A shovel or trenching hoe, and a wheelbarrow or bucket are needed when using Bifen XTS as a perimeter trenching treatment. Drills, masonry bits, and rods are needed for other treatment methods such as rodding, spot treatments, or sub-slab injection.

If you need to treat cracks and crevices, we recommend a backpack sprayer or hand-held pump sprayer. When large volumes need to be treated, we recommend a skid sprayer.

How to Use

The treatment area will serve as your guide for measuring the amount of Bifen XTS Insecticide required for residual pest control. This is done by multiplying the length by the width to determine the total square footage. The manufacturer’s label recommends a dilution rate of 0.06% when using it on outdoor surfaces and around buildings measured at a ratio of 1/3 fl. oz. of the product in 1 gallon of water to cover 1,000 sq. ft.

Half of the required water volume goes in the spray tank, then use Bifen XTS’ measure bottle for the correct amount of Bifen XTS and add it to the water. To treat trenches, use 4 gallons of water per 10 linear feet per foot of depth of trench or 1 gallon per 1 cubic foot of soil. Treat outdoor cracks and crevices with a diluted solution of Bifen XTS, and use the skid sprayer to treat larger outdoor surfaces. Apply as needed once every three months for continued control.

Where to Use

When used as a termite treatment, Bifen XTS is ideal to use as a horizontal barrier mixed into the soil around the perimeter of homes and buildings or as a spray around the perimeter alongside floors and entrances. Insecticide can be sprayed on foundation walls, plumbing, bath traps, utility lines, and other services that enter the slab as an outdoor perimeter pest control.

Spray Bifen XTS Insecticide/Termiticide on lawns, ornamental flower beds, and trees, and it’s an excellent crack and crevice treatment for the eaves of roofs, window sills, weep holes, and doorways. It is not recommended to apply Bifen XTS less than 10 feet from storm drains or outside 25 feet of aquatic habitats.

When to Use

Before construction, Bifen XTS should be used to control termites, however, the soil around homes or buildings can also be treated after termites have been detected. You can also use it as a spray when treating other insects such as ants, sod webworms, ticks, fleas, and more. Bifen XTS should not be applied when the ground is saturated or iced over, and should not be applied when it is raining.

Target Pests

Termites, Ants, Carpenter Ants, Fire Ants, Wood-infesting Beetles, Chinch Bugs, Crane Flies, Crickets, Fleas (adults, larvae), Grasshoppers, Japanese Beetles, Broad Mites, Brown Soft Scales, Mole Crickets, Sod Webworms, Ticks, Pine Needle Scales and others

Safety Information

When you don’t follow the manufacturer’s application instructions, you can be at risk of harm. Bifen XTS contains bifenthrin at a high concentration. Mix not more than the recommended amount of the product with a gallon of water, and don’t spray more often than weekly. Wear protective clothing and open all your windows to ventilate your home when spraying it. Inhaling the spray could cause a severe allergic reaction between humans and animals. Once the product has been sprayed, wash your hands. When applied as directed, Bifen XTS is safe to use around pets and children. It is important to allow ample time for the product to dry before re-entering the treated area. Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when mixing and applying the product.

Since this product is oil-based, it can harm plants. Avoid spraying it directly on your garden if you use Bifen XTS outside. Aquatic species may be adversely affected, so you should stay away from water sources. A small patch of vinyl siding should be tested before spraying the solution on a larger area. After using the chemical solution, you can expect strong odors, but these will likely go away after it dries.

Special Considerations

The product label always states that Bifen XTS should be applied by professional pest control experts when used as a termiticide. This is a versatile product with many different ways of application, so always read the label in advance.

FAQ

How is Bifen XTS different from Bifen IT?

Bifen IT is one of many water-based insecticides used for killing termites, carpenter ants, fleas, ticks, chinch bugs, and other pests. However, Bifen XTS is an oil-based product that allows it to last longer and be water-resistant. It contains 25.1% compared to 7.9% active ingredient.

Are plants safe from Bifen XTS?

Bifen XTS can be used on grass and in flower beds, and it works well on cracks and crevices, including the eaves of roofs, window sills, weep holes, roof vents, and doorways.

Does this product have a shelf life? 

If stored away from extreme temperatures, Bifen XTS has a shelf life of 3 years. Once diluted with water, the finished solution should be used within 24 hours.

Can it be used indoors?

No, we don’t recommend indoor treatments using Bifen XTS. It’s a strong product and it’s oil-based. A safer alternative would be Bifen I/T.

Conclusion

Bifen XTS is a professional-grade termiticide and insecticide for primarily controlling termites. Bifenthrin is the active ingredient of this product, and it kills over 70 different types of insects instantly. The residual control left by this product can remain for up to 90 days.

It should be able to take care of termite problems quickly and efficiently. Bifen XTS works by affecting a termite’s nervous system and killing them within 24 hours of contact. It’s highly recommended for use on active infestations as a trench treatment provided you follow the safety instructions. The 32-ounce container should be sufficient to treat your home and yard several times.

It’s designed to kill, not simply repel insects. This termiticide concentrate product can be used with any turf, lawn, or ornamental site on your property, whether indoors or out. You can use this termite treatment in your home with ease.

You won’t regret purchasing this offering from the fine people at Bifen. When you choose Bifen XTS, you can turn your property into a completely pest and termite-free zone with improved pest control.