Talak 7.9% F is a fast-acting insecticide that provides broad spectrum control of many common damaging insects in areas such as turf, ornamentals, landscapes, and recreational areas. It is a third generation pyrethroid that targets over 75 pests including ants, termites, fleas, ticks, and chinch bugs (see label for complete list). It works through both ingestion and absorption and provides a quick knockdown, especially when used at the higher labeled rates. The water-based, odorless formula will not harm plants or turf or leave behind unsightly residue.
Talak 7.9%F may be tank-mixed with insect growth regulators as well as other pesticides. Prepare a small scale (pint or quart jar) test sample for any combination not tested previously. Use the proper proportions of pesticides and water to make sure of the compatibility of the mixture. See label for further instructions.
I purchased Talak, for at the time I was unable to get a hold of Talstar. So I settled on the generic of Bifenthrin. Sprayed the interior of the garage for powder post beatles, termites, carpenter ants, and any other nuisance crawler. About 2 weeks later I am in garage, and I see ants with wings all over the floor, a few dead spiders, some dead stinkers and random flys that hit the dirt. It is a very mild water based termiticide. It is no Taurus, termadore or phantom, however it is a very good choice if looking for a non oil base surfactant. 20-20 Hindsight, I would still like to use the Talstar XPS, but this is a very solid product well worth the money for a gallon of SC. 1oz:1gal will produce 128 1 gallon treatments at the highest concentration rate.