Triazicide Vs Bifenthrin Insect Killer For Lawns

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If you’re looking for an effective way to kill insects in your lawn, you may be wondering if Spectracide Triazicide or Bifen L/P Bifenthrin is the better option. Both of these insect killers are very popular, and both work well. So, which one is the best choice for you? Let’s take a closer look at both products and see what differentiates them.

Triazicide Vs Bifenthrin Table

This comparison table will help you see the key differences between Triazicide and Bifenthrin.

Active Ingredients
The first thing you need to notice is the active ingredients. Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer’s main ingredient is Gamma-Cyhalothrin, while the active ingredient of the Bifen L/P Insecticide is Bifenthrin. Both are Pyrethroid insecticides and have a broad spectrum of activity, but they work differently.

Gamma-Cyhalothrin works by causing uncontrolled activity in the insect’s nervous system, leading to death. On the other hand, Bifenthrin works by paralyzing the insect’s nervous system. This difference is important because it will affect the type of insects that each product can kill.

Target Pests
What type of pest it can kill is an important question to ask yourself before purchasing any of those. Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer for Lawns Granules is an insecticide that kills a wide range of insects, both above and below ground.

These pests include armyworms, billbugs, crickets, chinch bugs, cutworms, fire ants, earwigs (European and American), European crane flies, fleas (both types), grubs (American and American), sod webworms (both kinds), ticks and other named species. It should not be used to kill Pharaoh or Harvester ants.

Bifen L/P, which contains Bifenthrin can be used to control pests in your lawn and garden, including adult mole crickets, armyworms, billbugs, black turfgrass ataenius, centipedes, chinch bugs, cutworms, fleas, imported fire ants, leafhoppers, millipedes, sod webworm sowbugs ticks and other insect pests.

For Use In
Both Triazicide and Bifenthrin products are for outdoor use only and can be used on lawns and as a band treatment around house foundations and other structures.

How much insecticide can treat and how much area will also be a factor to consider. Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer for Lawns Granules comes in a 10-pound bag and will Treat up to 12,500 square feet.

If you have a small lawn then you can use it depending on your area. Like 1 pound can treat up to 1250 square feet. On the other hand, Bifen LP comes with 25 pounds of the bag, and you can apply 2.3 pounds of Bifen LP per 1,000 square feet.

Pet Safe
Both products are safe to use around pets and children when used as directed.

How To Use
Both insect killers are easy to use, You need to follow the rate chart on the product label to get the best out of it. First of all, you need to measure the treated area to perfect the solution. You can use any of them using a push spreader or hand spreader on a dry lawn.

 Make sure to apply it before rain or irrigation for at least an hour. Lastly, water in granules immediately after application. This way it can treat both the above and below-ground insects on your lawn. Most importantly both remain effective for 2 to 4 months and keep killing the insect.

Our Observation
The main difference between Triazicide and Bifenthrin insect killer is in the active ingredient. Gamma-Cyhalothrin works by causing uncontrolled activity in the insect’s nervous system, leading to death. In contrast, Bifenthrin, on the other hand, works by paralyzing the insect’s nervous system.

Another important difference we notice is that the Spectracide Triazicide kills on contact and will work both above and below ground. While Bifen LP works as a barrier and keeps killing for up to three months.

From our research, we think both products are effective and will come down to your personal preference. If you want a fast kill, then Triazicide is the way to go. But if you want long-lasting protection, then Bifen LP will be the better choice.

We hope you found this article helpful in making your decision. As always, if you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We would be happy to help!

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