Neither Talstar or Bifen are labeled for dust mites and would not be recommended as they are very specific to the type of mites they will kill. Please take a moment to read our article here on "Dust Mite Control"
Chiggers are not known to infest structures and are most likely outdoors in your yard. While Talstar or Bifen are labeled for chiggers, Onslaught is typically the more recommended. Onslaught is micro-encapsulated and will last a little longer on outdoor surfaces which does give it a bit of advantage over Talstar P. Onslaught is also labeled for "mites" in general but would not be recommended for dust mites. Treatments for chiggers should begin in May and could need to continue through the summer as new chiggers move into the area. Treating the entire lawn is of little benefit because chiggers avoid direct sunlight and normally will not infest areas that are mowed or otherwise well maintained. Focus treatment on the unkempt areas of the lawn and lawn edge. You can also use Onslaught to do a barrier treatment around the outside of your home and in your crawl space to stop pests from moving indoors.
All of the products are pet safe when used as directed. Pets should be out of the area during treatment until dry.
Talstar P will only kill those that contact a treated surface. Any new growth will not be protected and will need to be sprayed. It can be used once a month or every 7 days at the low rate.
Talstar P(Talstar One) will kill deer flies that come in direct contact with the treated surfaces.
The breeding sites for these flies are so numerous and varied, it is impossible to eliminate them all. These tiny pests are small enough to crawl through the average window screen and fit through cracks and crevices around windows and door frames.
You can help prevent these flies from entering your home by spraying a barrier application of Talstar P paying special attention to window frames, window screens, door frames, and cracks and crevices that may be used as points of entry. A screen with a very fine mesh (smaller than 16mesh) will help prevent entry. Additionally, it may be helpful to keep ceiling fans and window fans on at high speeds to keep insects out of small areas.
If flies have already entered your home and you need immediate control use Microcare. This product offers a fast knockdown and kill of flying insects, giving you immediate relief.
Yes, Talstar P can be used in either a mist blower or a pump sprayer.
You will loose effectiveness and it could damage your spraying equipment over time.
Talstar P is labeled for some borers in trees. Be sure to apply to tree trunks, stems and twigs and plant foliage for the best coverage. The mixing ratio is .25-.5 fl. oz. per gallon of water.