Talstar P Professional Insecticide is a great safe product for general pest control both in and around the home. It dries clear, has no odor, is non-staining and non-irritating and can be used on lawns, bushes, ornamentals, trees and around the foundation of the home, as well as entry points like windows and doors. It will control over 100 different insects, including mosquitoes, flies, and spiders. It will typically last 30-90 days outdoors and at least 90 indoors along baseboards and cracks and crevices. Its safe for children and pets once dry and is very cost effective.
Talstar P can be used to help control cluster flies 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.
MIxing Tengard with Talstar will not make it last any longer and is not actually recommended. Mixing 2 insecticides together can contaminate an area making it highly repellent where insects will avoid it and neither can do their job of killing the insects. If you want a faster knockdown product, you can add something like Exciter. If you want a longer residual you should use something like Suspend Polyzone which can last up to 90 days on outside surfaces.
Talstar P (Talstar One) can be applied topically monthly for crawling and flying insects and every 5 years for termite applications.
When applying Talstar P, as long as the area has had time to dry, there should not be any concern. Rooms should remain vacant until the product has had time to dry. Talstar P is ok to use as crack and crevice treatment along baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas.
Talstar P (Talstar One) is a non-staining product that should not be applied to wood floors only cracks and crevices as directed indoors.
Talstar P (Talstar One) when applied per label is safe to use on grass where a septic is under the soil. Be sure to apply at least 5-10 feet away from the the well.
Talstar P Professional Insecticide should not be applied to any edible vegetation. And edibles that have been sprayed should be discarded and not consumed.
Talstar P (Talstar One) can be dispersed in a hose end applicator, hand pump or backpack sprayer for gnats/midges in the lawn. It is also great for treating spiders, centipedes, fire ants and many other insects. We recommend applying 1 oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft as a broadcast and the same rate per mound for drenching for fire ants. NyGuard IGR can be added to the Talstar P and water mix for impeding the reproductive cycle for listed pests. Please take a few minutes to review our treatment article/videos for other tips on a successful eradication program. Please let us know if you need anything else.