Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Brad from Hagerstown, Md
    05/24/2012
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    I have a caterpillar eating the top of a blue spruce tree. What product do you recommend to kill them?
    The tree is about 7 feet tall and the caterpillar or worms are all over.
    A
    It is important to have the caterpillar identified so that we can make the best product recommendation for your needs. Without the exact identification we would recommend Talstar P as it is a broad spectrum insecticide that can be sprayed on blue spruce trees.
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  • Asked by Allen from College Station, Tx
    04/03/2013
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    Can I mix Talstar P and Permethrin SFR together in a hose end sprayer and apply at the same time?
    I already have Permethrin SFR but after reading on your Q&A site that the residual effect for mosquitos is better with Talstar P which I ordered some from you today. Just want to know if I can use both at the same time or is that overkill. Mainly using on my lawn to kill flying insects, ticks, fleas, and ants.
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    We do not recommend that you mix these products together as they are both synthetic pyrethroids and it would be like doubling the usage rate of each product. Just using the Talstar P for mosquito control will work very well. We recommend using 1fl oz per gallon of water for best results.
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  • Asked by Claude from Port Charlotte
    01/10/2017
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    Is there a product that is similar to Talstar P that is less expensive?
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    Yes, there is a product called Bifen IT, whch is the generic version of Talstar P.

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  • Asked by Milton from Landers, Ca
    09/19/2015
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    Does Talstar/ Bifen IT ..mixed at 1 oz per gallon effective against dust mite as well as kill chiggers?
    I need a product that will kill chiggers and mites..including dust mites in a residence without harming my dogs.
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Alexandra from Houston, Tx
    11/26/2013
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    Is Talstar P effective against cycade scale on a sago palm?
    Will it kill the existing insects which infested the palm and will it prevent future infestations?
    A

    Talstar P is an insecticide that will eradicate listed insects. It will not treat scale. We would recommend applying Safari for the treatment of scale. Please refer to the product label for mixing and application instructions by clicking on the link below.

    Safari Product Label

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  • Asked by John from San Francisco, Ca
    04/26/2018
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    How does Talstar P kill aphids that are eating the new (unsprayed) growth?
    If a plant is sprayed with Talstar for aphids, does it work on the new growth that emegres after you spray? Aphids typically feed on emerging new growth.
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    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.  

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  • Asked by Elwood from Salisbury, Maryland 21804
    05/07/2012
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    What should I use to control mites in my chicken coop and yard?
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    Talstar P is labeled for use in poultry houses and in yards for poultry mite control. Be sure to read over the Talstar P product label for complete usage instructions.
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  • Asked by Shawn from Lima, Ohio
    06/06/2016
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    Will Talstar P (Talstar One) kill deer flies?
    A

    Talstar P(Talstar One) will kill deer flies that come in direct contact with the treated surfaces.

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  • Asked by Bob from Toms River Nj
    02/23/2015
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    How many ounces Talstar per gallon water?
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    Talstar P should be mixed at 1 fluid ounce per gallon of water. The lost size does not matter. Each gallon mixed solution will give you 1000 sq feet.
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  • Asked by Mary from Fosston Mn
    09/15/2011
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    Will Talstar help with the flies and ladybugs that are around in the spring and fall?
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    Talstar would be a great choice for flies and ladybugs. Be sure to spray in areas where the insects are known to land or harbor. If you are trying to prevent these insects from over wintering in your home you should spray Talstar P outdoors around your door frames, window frames, vents, eaves, around the bottom of your foundation, and any other crack or crevice where an insect could gain entry once a month August-November.
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  • Asked by Karen from Odessa, Fl
    08/04/2014
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    What is the best treatment for noseeums?
    I live in Florida on a lake with a wooded lot next door. I can't go outside for more than 5 minutes without being bitten by noseeums and coming in with itchy welts on my legs and arms. Willing to try anything to get rid of them. My extension office said that there wasn't anything which will get rid of noseeums/midges. Is this true? If you have a product or products which work, i am willing to try them. I love the outdoors but it does not love me back!
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Joe from Ks
    05/25/2018
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    Can Talstar P be used with a backpack blower?
    A

    Yes, Talstar P can be used in either a mist blower or a pump sprayer.  

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  • Asked by Andrea from Burtonsville, Md
    08/18/2017
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    Why do they say not to allow Talstar mix to sit overnight?
    A

    You will loose effectiveness and it could damage your spraying equipment over time.

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  • Asked by Joe
    03/22/2011
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    How close can you use this product to fruit trees and how long must you wait to eat fruit if using on trees?
    I have a problem with Sri Lanka Weevils on my Lemon Meyer tree. I was reading through the Q&A and the same questions kept getting asked about spraying on fruits and vegetables. Well, my tree doesn’t have fruit, due to the invasive weevils. So here are my questions. I was wondering how long I have to wait after spraying my tree down to eat from it? If I spray it before I get fruit and then my tree blooms a month later will that fruit be safe? Will it effect other trees nearby and is it in anyway systemic? How far would you suggest spraying Talstar P from my vegetable gardens? Is it safe to do a perimeter spray of my veggie gardens as long as I don’t spray the plants? Will Talstar P kill grubs and is it safe to spray on a lawn with fruit trees nearby?
    A
    Since Talstar is not labeled to spray on fruit trees or any other edible vegetation we really cannot offer advice on using the product for this type of application. We do have many products from Fertilome and Hi-Yield on our site that are specifically labeled for the use you have outlined. Talstar is not a systemic and it can be used outside of the dripline for your plants and trees.  Talstar is not labeled for grubs because it binds down to the soil and cannot move far enough below the surface to effect the eggs or grubs. We do have Merit Granules that can be used for grubs in your lawn.
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  • Asked by Angel from Capitol Heights,md
    06/13/2012
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    How often should I spray Talstar P for a roach infestation?
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    For indoor roach control you can spray Talstar P once every 14 days at the beginning of the treatment program and then reduce the applications to once every 90 days for maintenance.
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  • Asked by David from Toledo, Ohio
    06/08/2017
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    Is Talstar P (Talstar One) safe to spray on my pumpkin plants?
    I was recommended Bifenthrin for pumpkin pests, but I am not sure if this is safe for my pumpkins.
    A

    Talstar P (Talstar One) cannot be applied to edible vegetation. Malathion would be a better option.

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  • Asked by Phil
    04/20/2010
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    Is Talstar P safe to spray on vinyl siding?
    I intend to use it for roach control outdoors. The directions say to spray up a ways from the ground, but I don't want to discolor or damage the vinyl siding.
    A

    Talstar P will not discolor or damage vinyl siding. You can try it on a small area first to make sure if you want to, but we have never had a customer tell us they had an issue with it.

    How to Get Rid of Roaches Treatment Article

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  • Asked by Missy from Nola
    06/14/2012
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    Can I use Talstar P in my attic?
    I have wasps and spiders in my attic getting into my house. Can I spray this in the attic? If so, where can I spray just the rafters or the insulation too? And what do I do about the electrical wires, pipes, and recessed lights in the attic?
    A
    You can use Talstar P in your attic in all of the cracks and crevices for insect control. If you have a lot of exposed electrical elements you may want to consider using a dust insecticide instead of the Talstar P in your attic. Dusts like Evergreen dust and Tempo dust will last a lot longer than liquid insecticides and they can be used around the electrical elements you described without worry of shock or shorting out the device.
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  • Asked by Linda from Frederick, Md
    07/30/2016
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    Will Talstar P kill borer insects?
    Linda Ldknauff@aol.com
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    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.
     

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  • Asked by Jack from Berea, Ky.
    06/23/2014
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    I have a in ground pool. is Talstar safe to use around the pool concrete patio.Will it affect the pool water
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) is not recommended to be applied directly to the patio surrounding a pool. You can however, appy Talstar P (Talstar One) to the outside perimeter of the patio and any trees and shrubs. Be sure to apply on a day with little wind present.
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