Talstar P is not labeled to be applied to anything edible. We would not recommend eating any tomatoes from a plant that came into contact with it.
You can prevent ants, flies and other insects from entering your home by applying a long lasting residual product such as Talstar. Talstar kills over 75 different insects and is safe to use indoors and outdoors, is gentle on plants, is odorless, dries clear, leaves no stains, is non-irritating to the skin, and won't break down easily with rainfall. We also suggest you use Integrated Pest Management or IPM. IPM is a step by step approach that helps you identify the pest and determine why that pest is there, and then determine how to exclude the pest in the future. Please read the IPM article to learn how to successfully stop pests before they become a problem.
Talstar P is a great choice for general pest control. Keep in mind that earthworms are beneficial and will not be listed on any insecticide labels. Another excellent option for a climate with very hot summers would be Suspend Polyzone, which is encapsulated in a polymer layer for better longevity in heat and sunlight. You may also want to take a few moments to review our General Pest Prevention Guide for more tips and information.
Talstar is meant to be applied to cracks and crevices not as a broadcast to floors. If you do mop an area that Talstar has been applied, then you could potentially take the product up and Talstar would need to be re applied.
Talstar P (Talstar One) can be used inside of chicken coups. We would recommend removing them from the area during application. Once the product has dried completely, it is safe for the chickens to return to the area.
You should caliberate your sprayer to disperse 1 fl oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft.
Talstar P (Talstar One) is not labeled for parasites. We apologize but we do not carry anything for for intestinal parasites/parasites.
Talstar P (Talstar One) is labeled for moths and beetles. It is not labeled for aphids.
We would recommend using Demand CS. It is labeled for moths, adult Japanese beetles and aphids. This can be sprayed on ornamental plants and across your lawn. Use 1.5 – 5 fl. oz (44-148 mL) / 100 gallons of water – May be applied at 7-day intervals if necessary. Use lower dilution rates for more frequent applications or limit to spot treatment. The addition of a spreader sticker may increase application to waxy foliage. It can also be used indoors as well. You will use 0.4 fl. oz. per gallon of water. You will spray along the baseboards and cracks and crevices.
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These insects do not truly infest a home as they do not reproduce in the indoor environment, but they may still be abundant inside if their breeding site is close by. Unfortunately, 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.
For roach control using Talstar P, we would recommend using the higher rate of 1 oz. of Talstar P per gallon of water. Keep in mind that you should not rely on a spray like Talstar P as the only product you are using to eliminate a roach infestation. We also recommend using a roach bait gel and an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) for the most complete roach control. We sell these items together in our Roach Control Kits. Please take a few moments to review our online Roach Treatment Guide for more tips.
When using Talstar P for mosquito control, it’s best if you can treat the underside of the tree leaves as high up as possible. The more surface you’re able to treat, the more effective your treatments will be.
Talstar P can be used to kill carpenter ants that are sprayed directly or which contact the residual spray. However, Talstar P will not transfer throughout an ant colony to kill the entire colony. If you are finding carpenter ants trailing indoors, then we recommend our Indoor Carpenter Ant Kit, which includes two different baits, refillable bait stations, and a residual spray with two active ingredients. If the ants are in a wall void and you are unable to bait for them, then another great option is applying a ready-to-use non-repellent foam such as FUSE Foam into the wall void where the nest is. Please refer to our online Carpenter Ant Treatment Guide for more tips.
Yes, you will use 1oz of Talstar per gallon of water, and apply to your lawn for armyworms. For best results, delay watering or mowing for at least 24 hours after application.