Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Torry from New Gloucester Maine
    08/15/2013
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    Will Talstar work for an exterior treatment for cluster flies and lady bugs
    i have always used termidor but looking for something less expensive
    A
    Talstar P can be used to help control cluster flies and lady bugs indoors and outdoors. If the cluster flies have already made their way indoors, they will be harder to control because they usually hide in a wall void or other inaccessible area and are only visible when the house warms up. If the cluster flies are in an attic or drop ceiling or other dark area, a fly light would do a great job controlling the population. Using small fly lights such as the Fly Web in the house would also help to catch the flies. Spray Talstar P directly on baseboards, window frames, door frames, and places where utilities (pipes, wires, cables) enter in to the building and any other crack, crevice or gap where insects can enter.
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  • Asked by Margaret
    08/30/2010
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    Do you recommend any pest control for wood mulch around a play set?
    We have put up a play set (swings, slide, sand box), and we have put wood mulch around it as a cushion for the play set. I have been told that ants (and other undesired bugs) make this their home. Is there something I can use that is kid friendly (my daughter is old enough not to eat the wood chips) if any gets on her hands or feet?
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    You can spray around the perimeter of the play area with Talstar P. Talstar P has a long residual, so it keeps on killing pests for up to three months after you have sprayed it. Plus, Talstar P is odorless, dries clear, leaves no stains, is non-irritating to the skin, and will not break down easily with rainfall. We do not recommend spraying any insecticides directly on areas where children will be coming in skin contact on a regular basis.
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  • Asked by Karen from Painesville, Oh
    05/15/2012
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    What is the best product to prevent both crawling and flying insects?
    We spend hundreds of $$ every year to have our house sprayed to prevent bees, ants, spiders, etc. The exterminator guarantees the spray for 6 months. Is there a product that would do the same that we could do ourselves?
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    There are not any insecticides on the market that will last for 6 months outdoors. What actually happens is the exterminator will spray a product and wipe out all of the insects nearby and it can take many months for the pests to build back up to an intolerable level. If you have been happy with the treatment the pest control operator has been using you can ask them what product they have been using. Most PCO's will also write the name of the product or the active ingredient on your bill as most states require this. We carry just about any product your PCO would have used. Our most popular general use insecticide among professionals and homeowners is Talstar P. It is widely used by pest control companies because it is labeled for almost every insect you could have a problem with and you can use it outside the home as well as inside, it is odorless and very safe for use around children and pets.  It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water in a one gallon hand pump sprayer.  It will last for 60 to 90 days outside in between treatments.  It is also labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests including Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, and other leaf eating pests. Talstar is also available in a granule formula called Talstar PL if you prefer to use granules.
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  • Asked by Jeff from Davidsonville, Md
    05/28/2017
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    I use a Talstar/Nyguard mixture. Can this hurt plants/shrubs/trees?
    I spray 1 oz per gallon of Talstar and 9ml of Nyguard for 4 gallons of water. I want to make sure I won't hurt Japanese Maple trees or any trees for that matter. Thank you.
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    Talstar P is known for being super gentle on plants and when it and Nyguard IGR are used as directed should not harm plants.  Avoid spraying during the heat of the day to prevent burn.

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  • Asked by Frances
    02/16/2019
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    Is Talstar systemic?
    I am looking for a systemic chemical for spider mites on tropical hibiscus. A local garden center recommended Hi-Yield 38. Do you have a recommendation. I have 200+ plants.
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    Neither Talstar P Professional Insecticide or Hi-Yield 38 are systemic products. We are unaware of any systemic product that is labeled for use for spider-mite control as a soil drench.  This pest is mainly treated with foliar sprays with something like Talstar P,  Avid (which is a translaminar systemic – meaning absorbed through the leaves), or Hexygon DF.

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  • Asked by Paul from Wilmington, Ma 01887
    07/06/2013
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    I sprayed Termidor SC 2 months ago. Now I have an infestation of springtails. What product is recommended?
    Also, can i use a springtail product that will not effect Termidor sprayed 2 months ago?
    A
    Yes, you can use a product called Talstar P to treat Springtails. Both Talstar and Termidor are non repellents and will not counter act each other.
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  • Asked by Karen
    07/06/2011
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    Can I apply Talstar P around the house and windows using a garden hose sprayer? It seems as if it would be easier and faster than using the hand held sprayer.
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    You can apply Talstar P using a hose end sprayer. Be sure your hose end sprayer can be calibrated to the correct usage rate for the pest and area you want to treat. We do carry the Chapin Hose End Sprayer 6005 which can be calibrated for any usage rate listed on the Talstar P product label.
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  • Asked by Nikki from Mableton, Ga
    08/26/2011
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    How long does it take in the yard to dry if there is no rain?
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    Talstar P is a water-based product and will dry just as fast as water does in your yard.
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  • Asked by Rob from Mineola Tx (where Trees Are)
    10/31/2011
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    When should I start spraying for pine borer beetle control?
    Hello. I just bought some Talstar product and a trombone sprayer from you. I know the beetles just hatched out for the year. I've lost 3 trees this year so far. What is the recommended time of year to spray? Need some help bad! Thanks, Rob
    A
    Unfortunately there is no easy solution when it comes to pine beetles. Infected trees should be cut down (before the newly hatched beetles fly out of the trees in the spring/summer) and the wood burned or chipped, while other still healthy trees should be sprayed annually to protect them. Because of the natural boring behavior of the beetle they are protected from topically applied insecticides and systemic insecticides (those injected into the tree or applied as a root drench) have proven ineffective for pine beetle infestations. Healthy trees can be protected before the beetles attack by topically spraying them with a synthetic pyrethroid like Talstar. The tree should be sprayed from the ground to 15 ft up the trunk to prevent future infestations. You should contact your local cooperative extension office to find out the best time to start spraying in your region.
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  • Asked by Jody from Midvale Ut
    06/12/2013
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    I am looking for a concentrated chemical that I can mix and put in my own sprayer.
    I want it to kill almost every kind of bug and insect, out side and inside. I don't have kids or animals to worry about. What is your best stuff?
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    Our most popular general use product is called Talstar.  It is widely used by pest control companies because it is labeled for almost every insect you could have a problem with and you can use it outside the home as well as inside, it is odorless and very safe for use around children and pets.  It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water in a one gallon hand pump sprayer.  It will last for 60 to 90 days outside in between treatments.  It is also labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests including Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, and other leaf eating pests. Talstar is also available in a granule formula called Talstar PL if you prefer to use granules.
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  • Asked by Joe from Leland, Nc
    04/10/2013
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    Does Talstar P kill kudzu bugs? Which should I use Talstar P or Demon WP?
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    Both Talstar P and Demon WP will kill kudzu bugs. If you are spraying porous surfaces you would want to choose the Demon WP because it will stay up on the surface a bit more and be more available to the insects. If you need to spray plants, trees and siding Talstar P would be a great choice.
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  • Asked by Kim from Anderson Sc
    05/28/2014
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    How many gallons will you need to pre treat a 2000 sq ft with Talsar P?
    I need pre treat 180 liner feet... 50 + 50+ 40+ 40+ 180 liner feet
    A
    Per the Talstar P product label for pre construction you would use 1 oz per gallon of water per 10 square feet, but Talstar is not the best product to use for this.  Termidor SC is the #1 termite product on the market. When used as an in-ground barrier treatment, Termidor SC will protect your home or business for over 10 years. Termidor SC is completely undetectable by termites and once termites touch it they contact, ingest and spread the termiticide until it eliminates the entire colony. Termidor SC controls all types of termites including subterranean, formosan, and drywood termites. Talstar P lasts for about 5 years in the ground and works as a repellent, killing only those insects that come into contact with the treated area.
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  • Asked by Mag
    06/08/2011
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    What do you recommend for general pest control around a 6 unit condo building in FL?
    We would like to do our own exterminating and not sure where to begin, what solution to use or what type of sprayer to use. Our present exterminator is too loose with the sprayer. I don't like the idea that all things inside need to be sprayed though I don't want pests bothering our tenants. Please advise, thanks!
    A

    Talstar P is one of our most popular insecticide concentrates and should do a great job for you. Talstar is best applied with a sprayer. Mix 1/2 or 1 oz. of Talstar P in one gallon of water and apply to the outside foundation of the structure, approx. 3 feet up the side of the structure and 2 feet out from the structure. Also spray entry points into the structure such as around windows, pipes, doorways, etc. We sell several high quality sprayers which will last for years when maintained properly. Our most popular professional sprayer is the B&G 1 Gallon Sprayer + 18-inch wand - N124-S-18 and our most popular consumer sprayer is the Chapin Premier 1 Gallon 21220. We also have a great article called Apartment Pest Control for Building Owners that will explain step by step how you can keep pests out with a minimum of chemicals.

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  • Asked by Mk from Parker, Colorado
    03/28/2012
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    Can Talstar P be used to control Zimmerman Pine Moth?
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    Talstar P would be a good choice for Zimmerman Pine Moth control. Most treatments for Zimmerman Pine Moths should be done mid April - August (depending on your region) to eliminate active larvae on the tree trunk before they enter the tree.
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  • Asked by Rod
    06/08/2011
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    Can Talstar P be used to control night crawlers? I would really like to exterminate them.
    A
    Talstar P is not labeled to control any type of earthworm and we are not sure if it would be effective for this use. You will be hard pressed to find any product on the market that is labeled to get rid of night crawlers as they are considered a beneficial creature.
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  • Asked by Diana from Medina
    10/03/2017
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    Will Talstar P kill root Aphids?
    I have root Aphids in my vegetable garden, I want to know If I can saturate the soil after the growing season to kill the Aphids for next spring.
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    Talstar P is not labeled for use to control root aphids or for use in a vegetable garden. Pyganic Gardening or Azera Gardening can be used in and around vegetable gardens for aphids and a wide variety of other insects. Keep in mind that this is a persistant pest often brought into an area by infested plants or soils, so be sure that you are checking transpants and using clean soils in your garden.

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  • Asked by Susan
    07/09/2011
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    My leylands are infested with bagworms. I bought Talstar and sprayed in late June early July.
    It spit rain about 4 hrs after spraying and then poured about 2 days after. Should I retreat or wait a month or so?
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    Talstar P only needs an hour or two to dry, and once it is dry it does not matter if it rains 2 hours later or 2 weeks later, it should hold up the same once dry.  So our answer is, you do not need to re-treat just yet.  However, it would not, or should not anyways, hurt the tree if you wanted to apply a second application now that is not mixed as strong for good measure.
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  • Asked by Robert from Dallas, Texas
    12/16/2013
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    What would be a good all around insecticide spray and rat poison and boxes for a warehouse and home?
    A
    A great, cost effective option for insect sprays would be our Talstar P. Its a clear drying, non-staining, odorless concentrate that is mixed with water and can be used indoor and outdoors. Its label covers over 100 different insects and once dry, is safe for people and pets to resume normal activity in the treated area. For rodent bait and bait stations, you have several different options available. You could go with one of our Rodent Kits for sturdy, tamper resistant locking bait stations and the fastest killing bait. Or if you are looking for larger quantities of the bait, you could get a case of stations like the Protecta LP Rat Bait Stations and a pail of the Contrac Blox, which is one of our top selling/performing baits available. 
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  • Asked by Chuck from New Paris, Oh
    05/11/2018
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    Does Talstar P control grubs?
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    Talstar P is not labeled to treat for grubs. Dylox 6.2 would be an excellent alternative when treating for grubs that are actively feeding. Please read the product label for application instructions.

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  • Asked by Debra from Seattle, Wa
    08/30/2011
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    After spraying Talstar P indoors what type floor cleaning is ok?
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    Since Talstar can only be sprayed directly into cracks and crevices around the perimeter of rooms  indoors, any type of floor cleaning you choose should not be a problem.
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