Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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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 Wanda from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    01/11/2016
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    Can this product be shipped to Canada?
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    Unfortunately, we do not ship to Canada at this time.  Many of our Canadian customers will have a product shipped to someone in the United States that they happen to know like a friend or family member, and then they forward it onto you in Canada. We do offer FREE shipping within the US. We apologize, but we are unaware of where you can get these products in Canada.

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  • Asked by Fred from St Petersburg Beach
    03/27/2015
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    I sprayed talstar it almost dried then it rained
    It has been almost 16 hours since application and 8 hours since the rain and more rain in forecast is safe to return my pet to the area
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    As long as the area is dried after Talstar application, it is safe for pets to re-enter. Rain will not "reactivate" the product. 
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  • Asked by Brian from Seymour In
    02/15/2013
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    How do I mix Talstar in a mister for mosquito control?
    I am wanting to treat a one acre lawn for mosquitoes. I dont see the application rate for a mister it shows .33 to 1 ounce per gallon per 1,000 square feet. that would be over 43.5 gallon for one acre...i would need to refill about 12.5 times..that seems to be a lot of material for one acre from a backpack mister/blower.
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    The application usage rate that you noted in your question is correct for mosquito control. Most folks do not treat the entire acre but instead choose to treat in the areas where the mosquitoes will actually make contact with a treated area. The key is to apply it to all shrubs, trees, and other foliage around the house or where you are trying to provide relief.  It should be directed not only on top of the leaves and plants, but on the underside of the leaves as well which is where the mosquitoes hang out during the heat of the day.  Talstar should be applied every 30 days for optimum control.
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  • Asked by Larry from Anderson, South Carolina
    03/13/2012
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    What should I use for home maintainence to protect from roach, ant, spiders & general bug problems?
    I just fired my pest control company after continued 10 years of service. The cost was skyrocketing and I felt I could do it myself,for less money. I live in Northwestern area of South Carolina (foothills). I am not currently experiencing any problems and want to keep it that way. In the past I have had an occasional roach bug (German, American cockroaches) transit the home (inside) from one side to the other, Also an line of very tiny ants, that may come in from a flower windowbox just outside the kitchen sink. My home is situated on a wooded lot, surrounded by Oak trees. Also, the pest company did occasionally spray around the perimeter of the home for roaches/ants and often applied a granulated bait around the home. The wife is threatening to 'call the pest company' if she see's any roaches. Save me! What products do you recommend?
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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 Linda from North Berwick, Maine
    04/24/2018
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    What is the best product to treat 1 acre for mosquitoes, ticks and flea control that I can do myself?
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    An insecticide like Talstar P would be a great option for you for all of these pests, along with many others.  It is recommended to also use an insect growth regulator (IGR) like Archer IGR for fleas and ticks to stop them from reproducing.  Both of these products can be applied with a hand pump sprayer.  You may also want to look over our Pest Prevention Guide for more information.  

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  • Asked by Dave from Lexington.nebraska
    04/07/2012
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    If I dilute Talstar 7.9, 1oz in a gallon of water, what % of bifenthrin will I now have?
    The store brand says 0.3% bifenthrin in a quart hose sprayer bottle.By the time this is diluted with the water from the hose what % am I using? I would like to triple the strength I am getting now with the store product.In other words ,how much 7.9% should go into the quart hose sprayer bottle to give me a .9%solution ?What would the final % be that I would be applying?
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    If you mix 1 oz of Talstar P per gallon of water you will be using a 0.06% solution. The Talstar P product label says not to use a higher concentration that the 0.06% solution and we do not recommend that you do so. We do not have any information on the store brand product that you used so we are not sure what the dilution usage rate would be on that product. Each hose end sprayer is different  in the way that it is used but if you are following the directions and use 1 oz of product per gallon of water then the end usage rate will be 0.06%.
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  • Asked by Eliud from Edinburg Tx
    10/11/2012
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    can you mix talstar pro with demon wp?
    Do the insecticides loose their potency if you mix 3 scoops of demon EP and 2 ounces of talstar pro in 1 1/4 gallons of water? For indoor use
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    These products should not be mixed together. There is no valid reason to mix Demon WP and Talstar P together.  Talstar P is a synthetic pyrethroid and Demon WP already contains a synthetic pyrethroid, so there would be nothing to gain by mixing these products together. Making a pesticide too strong can actually backfire. Areas that are treated with this overly concentrated spray will be repellent and insects will simply avoid the treated areas prolonging the infestation.
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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 Stephanie from Fairmount, In
    08/01/2012
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    Is Talstar an IGR?
    i just ordered this product from you, havent used it yet (planned on tonight) but our work has a regular pest control company come in monthly and he just came in here today so i asked him if he knew much about the product. he said that if it's an IGR is should work ok, or if any of the ingredients had 'prene' in it (ex: hydroprene, neoprene, etc). i looked on the bottle that i just received and it doesnt state that it is, or isnt. can you help me with this? i cant find it on the internet either. we are having horrible flea problems and i was so hoping that Talstar would do the truck but according to him it will only work with the IGR, or whatever it is. Please respond as soon as you can. like i stated, we had planned on spraying tonight. thank you!
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    Talstar P is an insecticide only, it is not an IGR nor does it contain an IGR. Talstar is not really a great choice for indoor flea control because it can not be broadcast sprayed over floors where the fleas tend to harbor. For indoor control you can use Ultracide comes ready to use, no mixing or equipment is needed and it contains both an insecticide for a quick knock down of biting adults and an insect growth regulator (IGR) for control of developing flea eggs and larvae. Infested areas should be thoroughly vacuumed prior to product applications to help remove as much flea eggs, larvae and debris as possible and also to help stimulate larvae to change stages and come into contact with the product. You should continue to vacuum at least every other day for the next two weeks.
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  • Asked by Paul from Eugene, Or
    10/05/2016
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    Will Talstar P treat fruit flies?
    Fruit flies! Eighteen indoor plants must be causing this...
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    Unfortunately, Talstar P is not labeled to treat fruit flies. Fruit flies are attracted to rotten or fermented fruit and vegetables not house plants. However, they can also make homes in drains, garbage disposals, mop buckets, garbage cans, and recycle bins. Even something as small as spilled juice under your refrigerator can be a home for them; all they need is a thin layer of organic material. 

    Getting rid of fruit flies doesn' t have to be difficult. Cleaning up is the most important step in getting rid of them because they are naturally drawn to overripe, rotting, or spoiled produce. Therefore, merely throwing out such items or storing them in the refrigerator or sealed containers will lead to a drastic decline in the number of fruit flies, even without any further action on your part. Also, regularly rinsing out your garbage cans and recycle bins. 

    There are several different priduct you can use to get rid of fruit flies. Beccause they are flying insects, one of the best ways to kill fruit flies in your house is to use a fruti fly trap like the Vector 960 Fruti Fly Trap. Besides fruit fly traps, there are many different fruit fly sprays that will aid you in killing them as well such as 565 Plus XLO

    If you are only seeing flies around the indoor plants, then you may actually have fungus gnats, for which you could treat the plants with Talstar P. The most important step to eliminating fungus gnats is to avoid over-watering the plants, and to allow soil to dry out to reduce their food source and breeding environment.

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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 Joe from Columbia Station, Oh
    04/16/2014
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    Is there a way to deter horse flies? We get alot of them by our pool.
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    Horseflies and many other species of biting flies tend to develop on the edge of bodies of water and since they are strong fliers these breeding areas can be near or far which makes finding the source next to impossible. You can apply a product such as Talstar P around the pool area and flies that land on the treated areas will be eliminated. Using Talstar will give some relief but since these flies can fly over treated areas it can be tough to get complete control. Relief should be on the way soon however as horsefly season is usually on 3-6 weeks long
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  • Asked by Ivy from Aspen, Colorado
    02/21/2013
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    Is Talstar P safe to use on tropical plants inside homes such as Dracaena Marginata?
    worried about toxicity to the plant, people and homes
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    Talstar is a water based product that is labeled to be used indoors and on ornamental plants. We have never had a report that Talstar caused damage to a plant when it is used as directed on the product label. Talstar is used daily in homes across the US without any issues.
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  • Asked by Claude from Port Charlotte
    01/10/2017
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    Is there a product that is similar to Talstar P that is less expensive?
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    Yes, there is a product called Bifen IT, whch is the generic version of Talstar P.

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  • Asked by Danette from Ms
    03/18/2013
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    What is the most effective, Talstar PL granules or Talstar P liquid, for ant control for a 3acre area?
    I've used the Talstar PL granules twice/yr with success for a 3 plus years. However, if the liquid is just as effective, spaying it with a 30gallon sprayer would be more convenient.
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    Both formulations will provide the same level of control for most insects though the granules are a bit more "time released" and will last a little bit longer than the topical spray.
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  • Asked by John from San Francisco, Ca
    04/26/2018
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    How does Talstar P kill aphids that are eating the new (unsprayed) growth?
    If a plant is sprayed with Talstar for aphids, does it work on the new growth that emegres after you spray? Aphids typically feed on emerging new growth.
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    Talstar P will only kill those that contact a treated surface.  Any new growth will not be protected and will need to be sprayed.  It can be used once a month or every 7 days at the low rate.  

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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 Serafin from Miami Gardens
    06/03/2018
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    What happens when i put too much Talstar P into a gallon of water?
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    Mixing too much of an insecticide like Talstar P (Talstar One) is never recommended.  Over-application can make an area more repellent, causing insects to avoid it so that the product cannot do its job.  

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  • Asked by Jeff from Colorado Springs, Co
    02/16/2017
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    What kind of mites does Talstar P kill ?
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) is specifically listed for only clover mites and spider mites in/around homes and yards and also mites in animal facilities only.

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