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Bifenthrin is an important active ingredient in a number of the professional grade insecticides we have at Solutions Pest & Lawn, including our popular Reclaim IT formula which we exclusively produce at our manufacturing facility. Here you can learn more about this potent pyrethroid and effective active ingredient and shop the various bifenthrin based products we have in our stores.

What Is Bifenthrin?

Bifenthrin is a pyrethroid insecticide used primarily against the red imported fire ant by influencing its nervous system. It has a high toxicity to aquatic organisms. Although it is listed as a restricted use chemical in the United States, it is allowed to be sold for daily use, provided the product sold has a low concentration of bifenthrin. The chemical was originally discovered and developed by the FMC Corporation.

First introduced in 1983, bifenthrin is a broad-sprectrum insecticide, miticide, and terimiticide. It is used against indoor and outdoor pests and for control of turf and ornamental pests. Bifenthrin is available in flowable formulations for general pest control and termite control and granular formulations for general outdoor pest control. Bifenthrin has been combined with acetamiprid in a product (Transport GHP Insecticide) and is used as a termiticide and for perimeter pest control.

How Bifenthrin Works

The mode of action of bifenthrin is similar to other insecticides on the market in that the chemical targets insects by paralyzing the central nervous system upon touching the chemical or ingesting it. This paralysis leads to the insects to be unable to function or eat which eventually leads to their death.

Bifenthrin has the longest known residual time in soil in insecticides currently on the market. It is a white waxy solid with a faint sweet smell. It is chemically synthesized in various forms including but not limited to: powder, granules and liquids. However, it is not naturally occurring.

Products Which Feature Bifenthrin

• RECLAIM IT- Manufactured in-house by Solutions Pest & Lawn, this insecticide concentrate target over 70 different common household pests.

• Bifen XTS - Bifen XTS Insecticide contains the same active ingredient as Talstar but at a much stronger concentration.

• Talstar Granules- Talstar PL Granule Insecticide from FMC Professional Solutions is a sand based granular insecticide that makes for a longer lasting control of chinch bugs, fleas, ticks, and ants. Talstar PL is designed to have no odor and watering is not necessary. It will kill insects for up to 90 days from application.

• And more!

View our selection of bifenthrin based formulated products below. For more information about bifenthrin or other active ingredients in our pesticides, please call us with your questions at 800-479-6583 or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com

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How and Where is Bifenthrin Used?

On a large scale, bifenthrin is often used against red imported fire ants. It is also effective against aphids, worms, ants, gnats,moths, beetles, grasshoppers, mites, midges, spiders, ticks, yellow jackets, maggots, thrips, caterpillars, flies and fleas. It is mostly used in orchards, nurseries and homes. In the agricultural sector, it is used in great amounts to protect certain crops, such as corn. Bifenthrin is not at all toxic to plants.

 

Is Bifenthrin Safe To Use?

Yes, bifenthrin is a safe chemical to use around your home and yard. Bifenthrin is a synthetic pyrethroid, which is the man-made version of the natural pesticide pyrethrum which is made out of extractions from the chrysanthemum flowers. People in the pest control industry often refer to pyrethroids as the insecticide that is “safe as chrysanthemums”. However, bifenthrin has demonstrated that is can be somewhat toxic to birds and highly toxic to fish. However, bifenthrin is not harmful to your pets when the product application has dried. Bifenthrin is also safe to use in your yard because it cannot be absorbed by plant foliage..

 

When applying bifenthrin, as you should with any other type of pesticide, always exercise caution and put on protective gear before handling chemicals. This can include gloves, a protective mask and long sleeve clothing.

 

When bifenthrin comes into contact with skin, it can cause tingling, itching, burning, or numbness at the site of contact. These symptoms usually cease within 48 hours. Inhaling bifenthrin can irritate the nose, throat, and lungs. People who have accidently consumed large amounts of bifenthrin experienced sore throat, nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting almost immediately.

 

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