Pesticides: Bifenthrin
Pesticide Classification
__ Herbicide __ Fungicide
_X Insecticide/Miticide
__ Molluscicide __ Repellent
Properties Properties Properties
__ Selective
__ Non-selective

__ Pre-emergent
__ Post-emergent

__ Systemic
__ Contact
__ Broad Spectrum
__ Specific

__ Systemic
__ Non-systemic

__ Protectant
__ Eradicant
_X Synthetic
__ Biological
__ Oil
__ Soap
__ Botanical
__ Other
_X Broad-spectrum
__ Specific

__ Systemic
_X Non-systemic

_X Contact poison
_X Stomach poison
__ Other

Common Brand Names:

Bonide Fire Ant Killer
Hi-Yield Bug Blaster II Turf, Termite & Ornamental Insect Control
Ortho Bug-B-Gon® Max® Insect Killer for Lawns
Ortho Bug-B-Gon® Max® Lawn & Garden Insect Killer (Concentrate & RTS)
Ortho Home Defense Max® Insect Killer Granules
Talstar (Commercial product)

Chemical Action and Usages: Bifenthrin (Chemical name= (2methyl [1, 1-biphenyl]-3-yl) methyl 3- (2-chloro-3, 3, 3-trifluoro-1propenyl)-2, 2-dimethylcyclopropane carboxylate)) is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide that has both contact and stomach poison action. It is a non-systemic chemical used to control pests such as ants, silverfish, cockroaches and other household type pests. It is also labeled for ornamental and lawn and garden pests such as aphids, mealybugs, scale, caterpillars, grasshoppers, leafhopper, thrips, whitefly, the Asian multicolored lady beetle and mites, including the Spruce spider mite. Bifenthrin is available in RTU formulations, granules and emulsifiable concentrates.

Cautions/Instructions: Read the label carefully of the brand and formulation you have selected. Apply the product according to the directions on the label. If used on food crops, consult the product label for the appropriate harvest waiting period after last application.

Toxicity: Bifenthrin is moderately toxic to birds and highly toxic to fish. It is moderately toxic to mammals when ingested. . In humans, harmful if absorbed through the skin. Overexposure to the skin may cause a tingling sensation which may last up to 12 hours.