Bifenthrin pesticides are a member of the pyrethoid insecticide group. Recognized as an effective, affordable means of pest control for a variety of insects, including arachnids, mosquitos and ants. Brands such as Bifen, Talstar, Ortho Home Defense Max and Bifenthrine include the active ingredient. Generic insecticides are also available, and can be a great solution for home pest control.
Available in aerosol, granule and concentrate forms, Bifenthrin is effective in many different applications. As a contact insecticide, it can be applied to lawns, trees and shrubs as it binds very tightly with the organic matter, and is a safe alternative to previously recommended solutions. Designed to have a residual effect, Bifenthrin will not break down quickly, and can be used to treat preferred mosquito breeding grounds, as a spray or fogging application. For grub control and ant infestations, Bifenthrin can be mixed with label-recommended water quantities to be applied to grub infested soil and ant mounds directly.