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Controlling Mosquitoes With Bifenthrin Insecticide

Justin Watts - Friday, May 20, 2011

How can I  control my Mosquito problem?

As the weather warms, this is the time of year people find themselves spending more time outdoors.  With an increase in temperatures, also come an increase in the mosquito population.  When getting ready for your outdoor activities, you don’t want mosquitoes to be a part of the festivities.

Mosquito control can be as easy as applying bifenthrin insecticide.   Bifenthrin insecticide is available in both a granular and liquid form and can be used in conjunction with one another for best control.  Mosquitoes prefer to hang out in cooler damp areas most of the day and are most active during evening and morning hours when temperatures are cooler. 

The sprayable liquid form of bifenthrin can be applied to shrubs and lower tree limbs where mosquitoes prefer to hang out.  Underneath decks and other damp shaded areas are targeted areas where bifenthrin can be applied as a liquid to reduce mosquito populations.

The granular version of bifenthrin can be applied in mulch or pine straw areas where mosquitoes seek refuge from hot summer temperatures.  These areas can be sprayed, but depending on size, the granular version may be less time consuming to apply.

Mosquito control with bifenthrin causes the mosquito’s central nervous system to become paralyzed when ingested or contacted. Bifenthrin is a synthetic pyrethroid. It’s a man-made pesticide that is very similar to the natural pesticide pyrethrum which is made out of chrysanthemum flowers.  Bifenthrin is considered a newer generation insecticide that replace older chemistries such as Diazanon and Dursban. 

Users should know that bifenthrin is highly toxic to fish, so make sure you don’t get any form of the product near your ponds. Bifenthrin is not harmful to your pets when it is dry.  Bifenthrin is safe to use in your yard, because it cannot be absorbed by plant foliage.  In addition to controlling mosquitoes, bifenthrin controls almost 100 other pests, including spiders, cockroaches, ticks, fleas, and termites.   See the product label to get the full list of pests, application rates and directions on how to apply.  Click below to see product labels for bifenthrin.

Bifenthrin Granular Label

Bifenthrin Liquid Label

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