Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Tara from Cape Coral
    05/25/2018
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    What time of day should I spray Talstar?
    Can Ii spray half one day other half next day or can i least wait do it in am and finish in pm?
    A

    There is no particular time that you have to spray. Most people spray outside in early in the morning or when there is the least amount of insect activity. You will mix 1 oz of Talstar P with 1 gallon of water. That will treat 1,000 sq feet. 

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  • Asked by Della from Shenandoah Ia
    07/25/2018
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    Does Talstar P kill Japanese Beetles?
    How often?
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    Yes, Talstar P does a great job controlling Japanese Beetles. You will mix 1 oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft. Talstar P should be applied every 30 days. 

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  • Asked by Jan from Algonac, Mi
    08/14/2018
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    Will Talstar P kill snakes and toads?
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) is an insecticide and will not affect snakes or toads.

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  • Asked by Joam from Shelby, Nc
    12/31/2018
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    Can I kill carpenter ants in an outside all wood building using Talstar P?
    I am not able to do drilling and need something that is effective, easy and not to costly.
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    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.

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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 Svetlana from Lewisville
    09/25/2019
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    Will Talstar P Professional Insecticide kill root mealybugs?
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    Yes. Talstar P Professional Insecticide is labeled for treating mealybugs.

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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 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 Dave
    05/31/2011
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    Can Talstar P be used in a hose-end sprayer to treat the outdoor areas?
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    Yes Talstar P can be used in a hose end sprayer as long as the hose end sprayer can be properly calibrated to spray the correct amount of product per gallon of water.
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  • Asked by Zee
    07/25/2011
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    What type of applicator is needed to apply Talstar P to treat lawns for sodwebworms?
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    You can apply Talstar P with a handpump sprayer or a hose end sprayer. Either applicator will work fine and it really boils down to personal preference. If you are treating a large yard it may be more convenient to use a hose end sprayer to avoid constantly refilling a smaller hand pump sprayer.
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  • Asked by S. from Jackson, Nj
    09/12/2011
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    We have ants, grubs, and black widow spiders around our yard. Is there one product to kill them all?
    We have a half acre of property to cover so I need something that will cover a large area. I also need the product to be safe for animals since I have a small dog.
    A
    Talstar P would be a great product for you to use for the spiders and the ants on your property. Talstar P can be used in your yard, around the perimeter of your home and also inside your home when needed and it is safe for use around pets. Since grubs live underground they must be treated with a product that will target them where they live. We do have several products that are specifically labeled for grub worms on our website: Grub Worm Control. We also recommend that you contact your local cooperative extension office and inquire about the best time to start treatments for grubs in your region.
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  • Asked by Robert from Jacksonville, Fl.
    10/15/2011
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    I'm using Talstar to treat my home for bed bugs. Is it safe to spray on furniture like the couch and mattress?
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    Absolutely not.  Talstar is not labeled to apply to any furniture, mattresses, or other areas that you may come into contact with.  Talstar is restricted to cracks and crevices and other areas that you would not come into contact with.  The instructions for applying Talstar for Bed Bugs are below, and you should know that even in the instructions it states that Talstar should not be used as your only protection against bed bugs.  Our most popular product for bed bugs is our bed bug kits.  

    Bedbugs: Thorough application should be made to crack and crevices
    where evidence of bed bugs occurs. This includes bed frames, box
    springs, inside empty dressers and clothes closets and carpet edges,
    high and low wall moldings and wallpaper edges. Do not use this product
    on bed linens, pillows, mattresses or clothes. Remove all clothes
    and other articles from dressers or clothes closets before application.
    Allow all treated areas to thoroughly dry before use. Not recommended
    for use as sole protection against bedbugs. If evidence of bedbugs is
    found in/on mattresses, use products approved for this use.

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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 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.
    A
    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 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.
    A
    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 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 Bobby
    07/25/2012
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    What to use for ground bees?
    what to use for ground bees?
    A
    Ground bees, also known as digger bees, can be very difficult to control no matter what product you use and they most likely will come back to your property year after year unless you do your part to alter your property to make it unfavorable to the bees. Ground bees prefer dry soils with thin grasses so irrigating the area frequently and correcting any issue that causes your grass to be thin will help deter the bees from nesting. In areas where you do not have grass, a layer of mulch will help deter the bees from nesting. Ground bees are solitary bees and are not very aggressive and are known to be a beneficial insect which is why you will not find any products specifically labeled for this type of bee. Talstar P can help provide some level of control but it will not get rid of all of the ground bees on your property. You should use Talstar P at a 1 oz of product to 1 gallon of water for a 1,000 sq ft area ratio. This will give you the fastest knockdown and the longest lasting residual. Talstar P does not offer an instant knockdown but will kill insects that come into contact with treated areas over a short period of time.
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  • Asked by J. from Tampa,fl
    08/22/2012
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    Can I reuse a container used for weed killer (not grass) with Talstar?
    I have a have empty bottle of weed eater from home depot, but I like it because it sprays with electronic trigger. With a good rinse, could I use 1oz talstar/gallon water mix for indoor outdoor and lawn?...if I did already what should be my next plan of action?
    A
    You can use the jug but you must rinse it several times and spray water through the hose and nozzle several times to make sure all of the residuals are gone. For most Talstar P general pest control applications you will use 1 fl oz of Talstar P per gallon water. Please refer to the Talstar P product label for complete usage instructions.
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  • Asked by Clyde from Parrish, Fl
    03/27/2013
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    What is a good pesticide for Florida?
    I live in Florida and would like to know what is a very effective pestiside to use outside. I was also wondering what do the professionals use. So I can do my own pest control. Also we have these very tiny ants that you can barely, you need to get up very close to them and then you can see them crawling on the house. I don't know what they call them but we seem to have quite a bit of them in our area. very tiny tiny ants
    A
    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 including ants 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.
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  • Asked by Judy from Rose Hill, N.c.
    04/16/2013
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    How much Talstar would it take just to make a quart mixture in a spray bottle?
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    We do not recommend that you use a regular squirt bottle for Talstar applications because the application will not be even. That being said, you will mix 1/4 fl oz of Talstar P per quart of water for most applications.
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