Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Rob from Jacksonville Fl
    06/26/2015
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    Is Talstar P the best all around pest control for exterior of home and yard in Florida?
    We just fired our pest control company and are looking to do our own spraying. What product do you recommend for perimeter treatment and also yard treatment?
    A
    Talstar P is an excellent all around pest control product, labeled to work for 75 different insect pests. It is labeled to be sprayed as a perimeter treatment for the home as well as treating of lawn, ornamentals, and mulch.
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  • Asked by Carol from Franklin, Nc 28734
    06/14/2013
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    Once sprayed on a hemlock tree, how long does it take for Talstar P to kill wooly adelgids?
    I finished spraying around 11:00 AM and a hard rain came around 6:00 PM.
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    Talstar P does not provide an instant knockdown. Talstar P will kill wooly adelgids and other insects within 20 to 30 minutes to a few hours after application
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  • Asked by Diane
    06/24/2010
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    Should I spray the outside of the house as recommended with Talstar P in conjunction with another product for mosquitoes?
    Or is Talstar P enough? I don't live close to water, but the mosquitoes are horrible.
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    Talstar P is a recommended product for mosquito control. You will need to spray more than just the outside of your home though. You will need to spray the underside of the leaves on trees and bushes nearby as that is where the mosquitoes spend the heat of the day. We have also had good reviews from people who sprayed a 2 foot band around the perimeter of their property.
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  • Asked by Thomas from Port Charlotte,fl
    07/19/2014
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    Can I spray talstar or bifenthrin on my pool cage screen to prevent " no see ums" from getting in?
    I was told to use permethrin but it doesn't seem to work...my pool is constantly full of them! I'm hoping the oil based bifenthrin is the answer.
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    The active ingredient Bifenthrin is labeled to help control Noseeums. You would want to treat the perimeter of the pool with Talstar P focusing on the bushes, trees, shrubs and ground cover surrounding the pool. Incorporating an Insect Growth Regulator such as Archer IGR will help break down the population because it keeps the insects from being able to reproduce. A great contact kill to use is Microcare Aerosol Spray to use around the entry points to the pool house (doors, eaves, joint areas against screen)
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  • Asked by Diana from Glen Arm, Md
    06/15/2013
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    Does the liquid reactivate once it gets wet again after the initial application dries?
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    The Talstar stays active after it dries so it does not need to get wet to effectively control the insects. Indoors it will last up to 90 days and outdoors it can typically hold up to the outdoor elements for 30 days at least.
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  • Asked by Casey from Georgia
    06/04/2013
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    permethrin with talstar p
    can you mix permethrin with talstar in a 1 gallon backpack blower fogger system to treat for mosquitos? would one chemical neautralize the other?
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    There would be no need to mix the two together as it will not make your spray any stronger, and the labels do not permit being mixed with other insecticides. Both products are synthetic pyrethroids and could possibly take away from the effectiveness of each other. If you were to mix anything together to increase your control over mosquitoes, it would be the use of a birth control like NyGuard IGR. This keeps the population from being able to breed and reproduce which cuts back the problem drastically.
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  • Asked by Denny from Sharpsburg, Ga
    07/11/2012
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    Will Talstar P harm Anole Lizards?
    We have anoles in our organic vegetable garden and we don't want to harm them. Will they be harmed by this chemical, when it is sprayed on the house and windows?
    A
    As long as the lizards are not sprayed directly with Talstar they should not suffer any ill effects from the use of the product. You may notice a reduction in the lizards however as their food source (insects) will be reduced or eliminated by using Talstar P.
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  • Asked by Harold from Linden, Michigan
    04/06/2017
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    Does a mosquito spray, like Talstar P, affect the honey bee once it dries?
    Talstar, Tekko Pro, and BTI, do these or similar chemicals affect the honey bee if sprayed on the flowers or if over spray landed on the flowers they use?
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    Some insecticides, like Talstar P, can be harmful to beneficial insects such as honey bees. Per Talstar P's label, Talstar "is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment of residues on blooming crops or weeds", so we wouldn't recommend spraying while bees are present or on blooms that bees can later land on. Tekko Pro IGR is just a growth regulator not an insecticide so as long as it's used as directed, it shouldn't harm beneficials. As far as BTI, if you're referring to the BTI Mosquito Dunks, that product is a larvacide and it only goes in water retention sites. If you meant Monterey B.T. Insecticide, the product "has no effect on birds, earthworms or beneficial insects such as honeybees and ladybugs, when used as directed." We recommend to always read the label of the product you decide to use to know how to use it properly and to check how it can affect beneficial insects.

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  • Asked by Diane
    02/28/2011
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    What is the best way to get rid of stink bugs?
    We are located in southeast Pennsylvania, and we have noticed a huge increase in stink bugs. According to some University Entomology sites I have visited, they all state the best method is sealing the building to keep them outside. The area has garden style apartments with lots of grass, trees, shrubbery and mulch around the buildings, all conducive to this type of pest, along with many others such as centipedes. The sites basically state once they are inside a building, the best way to get rid of them is to vacuum them, and obviously not smash them. Is there not something out there that can be sprayed inside that would have a residual effect?
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    There are many products on the market that have a long lasting residual. Unfortunately, all of them will only have very limited results. Stink bugs move into structures to overwinter. They usually squeeze into wall voids, false ceilings, attics and other areas that are inaccessible to people and insecticides. As the heat kicks on in the house, the stink bugs warm up and start becoming active and emerge from hiding, driving residents nuts. Because most folks usually have no idea where the bugs are harboring you can only treat around baseboards, door frames and window frames and hope the insects will emerge where you have sprayed. After they contact the treated areas, it can take several hours for them to die. It is still worth spraying now to get rid of some of the bugs, but you will keep seeing them until spring when they will emerge en masse and leave the building. They do not eat, mate or lay eggs while indoors so need to worry about any damage or future baby stink bugs. This year you can be proactive by stopping these pests before they move in for the winter. You can use 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 Charles from Branson
    07/17/2016
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    Does Talstar P control Japanese Beetles?
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    Yes, Talstar P will be a great choice for treating listed areas for Japanese Beetles. You will mix 1 oz per gallon per 1,000 sq ft.

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  • Asked by Kyle from Texas
    09/04/2015
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    What is the dilution rate for Talstar P when treating for chinch bugs? How often should this treatment be done?
    It is obviously for St Augustine lawn. I am trying to find the retreatment interval allowed per label but am not seeing it. Would you be able to let me know? Historically, I have found it necessary to treat these tough bugs twice.
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    When treating for chinch bugs with Talstar P, it is recommended that you do a second treatment 21-30 days after the first treatment. You will use 1 fl. oz. of Talstar P per gallon of water. This will treat 1000 square feet. Be sure to water the product in at least 0.5 inches after it has been applied.

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  • Asked by B.j. from Dallas, Pa
    06/26/2018
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    Is Talstar P the best way to kill fungus gnats and keep them from returning?
    Our 'yard' is roughly 1/2 acre in size and there is one 20'x20' wet spot that rarely dries. There is a second area(a swale) that sometimes collects some rain water as well.
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) is a great product to use for fungus gnat control. It is to be used inside and outside the home, but will only kill the adults as the larvae is protected in its egg form much like a chicken egg is protected until cracked. To control the larvae you would need to mix the NyGuard IGR (birth control) in with the Talstar. NyGuard is labeled for fungus gnats as well as a large variety of other insects to sterilize the adults from being able to lay viable larvae. This will control the population drastically in keeping new ones from developing. You should mix 1 ounce of Talstar P with 4 ml of NyGuard IGR to each gallon of water you use. Talstar P can be used as a broadcast over the entire lawn or just as a perimeter treatment. You will want to focus on the mulch bed area and the underside of shrubs, bushes, or trees in the area. It is completely safe to spray on ornamentals. In the garage area, spray as crack and crevice and focus on damp areas/reducing the water/moisture. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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  • Asked by Angela from Statesville, Nc
    04/15/2017
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    I'm about to use Talstar P for bagworms. If half of an evergreen tree has turned brown will it survive after the bagworms are eliminated?
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    We apologize, but there is no way we can say for sure if the tree will survive.  We recommend that you contact a local arborist with your cooperative extension office to determine the extent of the damage of the tree.  Talstar is labeled for a foliar spray starting in April through June. 

    Bagworm recommendations:

    It is important to start control methods before a major infestation occurs. Once the bagworms have matured and have formed the "bag" most chemical control methods will no longer work.

    You can manually control bagworms by simply plucking them off of the infested trees and dropping them into a bucket of soapy water or squishing them.  This control method is most useful during fall, winter and early spring, before the eggs inside the bag have hatched.

    Chemical control may be achieved when the larvae are small and just emerging from the over-wintering bag.  Use a concentrated liquid insecticide such as Talstar or Tempo. Foliage should be thoroughly wetted with the insecticide spray in order to achieve thorough coverage.  When doing an insecticide treatment, timing is key. To find out the correct time of year to treat for bagworms in your region contact you local Cooperative Extension office. These offices can prove to be invaluable when treating for insect pests.

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  • Asked by Eric from Alabama
    08/07/2013
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    What is your very best general bug protection for outside use?
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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 Mike from Fayetteville, Nc
    02/01/2012
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    Can I use a two gallon sprayer to apply Talstar One?
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    Yes, you can use any size sprayer to apply Talstar.  You typically mix 1 ounce per gallon of water, so if you are using a 2 gallon sprayer and going to fill it all of the way, then you would mix 2 ounces with the 2 gallons of water.
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  • Asked by Natalia from Moreno Valley, Ca
    06/25/2012
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    Will Talstar P harm little lizards living around my house?
    I have a few little lizards living around my house. I bought Talstar Professional and plan to use it around, so I wanted to find out whether it will harm those lizards (which I wouldn't like to do). Could you please advice me? Thank you.
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    As long as Talstar p is not sprayed directly on the lizards the product should not cause them harm. You will see a reduction of the little lizards however because by spraying Talstar P you will be eliminating their food source near your home and the lizards will naturally go in search of better hunting grounds.
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  • Asked by Jaymarie from Nashville, Tn
    03/21/2016
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    Can Talstar P be used to control bagworms?
    What is the best mix ratio and method for controlling bagworms? Can Talstar be applied with a hose-end sprayer?
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    Talstar P is the #1 recommended product for bagworm control.  You will need to use 1 oz. of Talstar per gallon of water.  Applications should start in April and continue monthly through June. Be sure foliage is sprayed thoroughly to the point of runoff to achieve adequate coverage.  Talstar can be applied with a hose end sprayer, but it is best to use a hand pump sprayer if possible to ensure the most even coverage. 

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  • Asked by Jamie from Maryville, Tn
    03/15/2012
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    How long should I wait to spray Talstar outdoors after it rains?
    It rained last night, (early am). The grass & ground look dry, & the suns has been out for hours.
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    As long as the grass and other areas are dry it is okay to go ahead and spray Talstar P.
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  • Asked by Don from Carrol County Miss.
    01/07/2019
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    Is Talstar P a good and longest lasting product that will kill pine beetles and bark beetles?
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    We generally recommend using a pyrethroid such as Talstar P Professional Insecticide or Permethrin SFR as a preventative treatment in late spring/summer before egg hatch to protect trees. If trees are badly infested, then they should be removed and either chipped or burned.

    Keep in mind that trees which become infested with bark beetles are almost always susceptible due to some other existing weakness such as drought or disease.
     

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  • Asked by Terence from Stamford,ct
    04/16/2014
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    Will Talstar work against camel crickets
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     Talstar P will kill camel crickets. Apply Talstar P as a crack and crevice or spot spray to areas where pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas. Do not use as a space spray. Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices. We recommend treating the outside perimeter to help stop insect pests from coming indoors to start with. Apply Talstar P to a band of soil and vegetation 6 to 10 feet wide around and adjacent to the structure. Also, treat the foundation of the structure to a height of 2 to 3 feet.
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