GRASS AND PERIMETER APPLICATIONS - ANTS, CENTIPEDES ETC.

General Information

RESISTANCE:

When products are used repeatedly for control, some insects are known to build up resistance to products used, but resistance cannot be predicted. This product should conform to resistance management strategies established for the use area. Check with your local or state pest management authorities for more information.

This product, or other products with comparable modes of action, may not provide sufficient control if resistance should develop in your area. A resistant species may be present if poor efficacy cannot be linked to extreme weather conditions or improper treatment. Consult pest management advisors for the other methods of control for your area if you believe resistance is a factor.

GRASS AND PERIMETER APPLICATIONS (Including Golf Courses and Sod Farms)

Use appropriate application equipment to broadcast Bifenthrin GC .2 G to achieve thorough coverage of the area being treated.

In New York State, this product may NOT be applied to any grass or turf area within 100 feet of a water body (lake, pond, river, stream, wetland, or drainage ditch).

In New York State, do make a single repeat application of Bifenthrin GC .2 G if there are signs of renewed insect activity, but not sooner than two weeks after the first application.

APPLICATION RATES

The application rates will provide excellent control of the respective pests under typical conditions. However, for residential lawn use, DO NOT apply more than 0.2 lbs. a.i. per acre per application.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

GRASS AND PERIMETER APPLICATIONS

(Including Golf Courses and Sod Farms)

Chinch Bugs: Commonly found in the thatch layer, Chinch bugs attack the base of grass plants. Directly following treatment, water the treated area with up to 0.25 inches of water to activate (release from the granule) the insecticide. Chinch bugs can be hard pests to control in grasses and control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the summer, higher applications rates may be necessary.

Flea larvae: Immature fleas mature in shaded areas accessible to pets and other animals. To activate (release from the granule) the insecticide, water up to 0.5 inches of water directly following application.

Imported Fire ants: The best control will be achieved by using broadcast treatments in combination with mound drenches. It is critical to water before treatment if the soil is dry. Apply up to 0.4 lb AI/A when making broadcast treatments. Treat mounds with a product that is registered with the EPA and properly labeled for control of fire ant mounds or by applying 1/2 cup of Bifenthrin GC .2 G per mound and then drenching the mound with 1 to 2 gallons of water. To break their apex and permit the insecticide solution to flow inside the ant tunnels, the mounds should be treated with adequate force. A four-foot diameter circle around the mound should also be treated. For best results, apply in cool weather (65-80°F) or in early morning or late evening hours. The queen will be killed within 24 hours of application. Six months residual activity for control of foraging Imported Fire Ants and newly mated Fly-In Queens will be provided by applying 0.25 lbs./acre of Bifenthrin GC .2 G.

Mole Cricket adults: Since the preferred grass areas are susceptible to constant invasion in early spring by the active adult stage, it can be hard to sustain control of adult mole crickets. It is ideal to treat the areas as late in the day as possible and water directly following application with up to 0.5 inches of water. To ensure maximum contact when soil is dry, it is necessary to irrigate prior to treatment to bring the adult mole crickets closer to the soil surface. To obtain the best possible control of potential nymphal populations, the grass areas preferred by adult mole crickets should be treated at peak hatch stage. (See table in the label).

Mole Cricket nymphs: Treat grass areas that are preferred by adult mole crickets in the spring just before peak egg hatch. Young nymphs are more vulnerable to insecticidal treatment at this stage because they are close to the soil surface where the insecticide is most concentrated and thereby providing the most efficient control. For larger more damaging nymphal stages later in the year, it may be necessary to use higher application rates more frequently. It is ideal to treat the areas as late in the day as possible and water immediately after application with up to 0.5 inches of water. To ensure maximum contact when soil is dry, it is necessary to irrigate prior to treatment to bring the adult mole crickets closer to the soil surface.

Ticks (Including ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever): Make application to the entire area where contact with ticks may occur. DO NOT make spot treatments. Treat the whole area where contact to ticks may occur. When treating areas with dense ground cover or heavy leaf litter use higher application rates. Ticks may be reintroduced from surrounding areas on host animals. DO NOT allow public use of treated areas during application. Deer ticks (Ixodes sp.) have a four-stage life cycle spanning 2 years. To control larvae and nymphs that live in the soil and leaf litter, treatments should be made in mid to late-spring. American dog ticks invade suburban settings in areas where residences and dwellings are constructed on former fields or wooded areas. These pests normally gather by paths or roadways where they are likely to find a host. To control tick larvae, nymphs and adults, treatments should take place, as needed, from mid spring to early fall.

Perimeter Application: Apply to ground area 5 to 10 feet wide around and adjacent to the structure.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours