Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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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
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    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 Celia from Kemah Tx
    10/13/2017
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    Can I use Talstar P (Talstar One) on my lemon tree?
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) should NOT be applied to lemon trees or other edible vegetation. If the edibles were treated, you should not consume the fruit. Please provide the targeted pest for an alternate product recommendation for treatment.

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  • Asked by Carol from Chesapeake, Va
    08/02/2013
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    Is Talstar safe for birds?
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    Talstar is very safe to use around children and pets once it is dry.  You should remove the bird and any other animals and children from the room while you are performing the treatment.  Once the treatment is dry, which usually takes about 45 minutes, it is perfectly safe to place the bird and other pets back into the room
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  • Asked by Diana from Medina
    10/03/2017
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    Will Talstar P kill root Aphids?
    I have root Aphids in my vegetable garden, I want to know If I can saturate the soil after the growing season to kill the Aphids for next spring.
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    Talstar P is not labeled for use to control root aphids or for use in a vegetable garden. Pyganic Gardening or Azera Gardening can be used in and around vegetable gardens for aphids and a wide variety of other insects. Keep in mind that this is a persistant pest often brought into an area by infested plants or soils, so be sure that you are checking transpants and using clean soils in your garden.

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  • Asked by Joy from Dallas, Tx
    05/16/2012
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    I have a problem with roaches, ants coming in from the outside. I live in Texas. What should I use?
    They are big roaches. the ants are 2 kinds, fire ants and big black ones. Also have these 1 -2 inch long hard shelled multi legeed things with stingers on thier tails are they dangerous?
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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.

    Based on the fact that you are in Texas and the description you gave, the multi-legged critter with the stingers on the back end sounds like it could be the Texas Red Headed Centipede (they are venomous) but we can't say for sure without seeing a picture of the insect. You can Google Texas red Headed Centipede to do a comparison if you like.

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  • Asked by Stephanie from Roy Ut
    07/07/2015
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    Is Talstar safe for horses?
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    Talstar P (Talstar One)  will not harm horses as long as the area treated is not a grazing area. Keep them out of the area until the product has dried. 
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  • Asked by Jimmy
    03/19/2010
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    Will Talstar P hurt aquatic animals?
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    Yes. Fish and aquatic invertebrates share many of the same biological characteristics as insects making them susceptible to insecticides. Talstar P's product label has these precautions:

    "This pesticide is extremely toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Do not apply directly to water, to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Drift and run-off from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in neighboring areas. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters. Care should be used when spraying to avoid fish and reptile pets in/around ornamental ponds"

     

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  • Asked by Bruce from Gassville Arkansas
    05/11/2013
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    Best product for spiders?
    I live in Arkansas and in my apartment I constantly get all kinds of spiders on a daily (mostly at night). As an example, tonight in the past hour I have killed 4 spiders and the night isn't over... and this happens every single night now for over a year. Is there anything aside from direct spray on type insecticides that will kill quickly and something that also might be like a barrier that they will avoid to try and limit the amount coming in? I ordered roach killer from you guys made by DuPont and wow.. one application and I havent seen a single one in MONTHS! So hope you can help with this spider issue.
    A
    That is awesome news that you were able to control the roaches! For treatment of spiders, you can definitely use Talstar P. Talstar is odorless, dries clear and will treat spiders, including brown recluse. Talstar acts as a residual and will make a barrier. Please let us know id you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Travis from Yale
    10/04/2017
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    Does Talstar P (Talstar One) kill mice?
    Will Talstar P or Talstar SC kill mice if they come in contact with it?
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    No, Talstar P is an insecticide that does a great job killing insects, but it will not kill mice.

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  • Asked by David from Americus, Ga
    10/15/2017
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    What is the best method to kill fire ant mounds using Talstar P?
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    Yes, Talstar P can be used for fire ant control in the type of sprayer you described, but you will also need to do mound drenching. According to the Talstar P product label, "Fire Ant Mound control is optimized by combining broadcast applications that will control foraging workers and newly mated fly-in queens with mound drenches that will control existing colonies. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application or use a high volume application. Apply broadcast treatments at 0.5 to 1 fluid oz. per 1,000 square feet. Use enough finished volume to penetrate thatch or sod. Treat mounds by applying 1 oz of Talstar P per mound in 1 to 2 gallons water by sprinkling the mound until it is wet and treat 3 feet out around the mound. Use the higher volume for mounds larger than 12”. Treat mounds with sufficient force to break their apex and allow the insecticide solution to flow into the ant tunnels. For best results, apply in cool weather (65 - 80F) or in early morning or late evening hours."

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  • Asked by Jason from Tulsa, Ok
    07/08/2014
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    How does Talstar P compare to the new Suspend Polyzone?
    Does Suspend Polyzone have a faster kill rate for spiders. I see in the Q&A that Talstar P takes longer to kill since it is a residual. Can you give some guidance on whether this is true for Suspend Polyzone?
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    The active ingredient in Talstar is not protected like that of the Suspend Polyzone. Talstar will last 30 days outdoors. Suspend Polyzone features a proprietary polymer layer that protects the active ingredient from weather, irrigation and mechanical abrasion. This controlled release formulation, which resists erosion, ensures your treatment will continue to control targeted pests for up to 90 days outdoors. It also stays right where you put it, so if you want to increase the effectiveness of your treatments, put the science of Suspend Polyzone to work for you.
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  • Asked by Kamlesh from Chattanooga Tn
    04/26/2012
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    Do you have any product that i can use on monthly basis for protection?
    I just bought a house and i dont have particular kind of bug problem, but i just want to do some on monthly basis like the pest control companies do.
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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 30 outdoors and about 90 days indoors. 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
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  • Asked by Michelle
    06/24/2010
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    How much Talstar P do I use to make 1 gallon of solution to treat bedbugs?
    I'm trying to rid my home of bed bugs.
    A

    Use a 0.06% dilution of Talstar P (1 fluid oz. per gallon of water) for bedbug control. A 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 such as Bedlam aerosol and Protect-A-Bed mattress, boxspring and pillow encasements

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  • Asked by Nikki from Westminster, Ca
    10/27/2016
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    Is Talstar P used as a root drench or foilar spray?
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    Talstar P does not work as a systemic insecticide, it's used as a topical spray and it can be applied to ornamental foliage. Talstar P can be used as a mound drench for ant control, please follow the product's label instructions.

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  • Asked by Wanda from Jacksonville, Florida
    05/11/2019
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    Does Talstar P need to be watered in after two hours?
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    Talstar P Professional Insecticide needs to be watered in for some pests but not all.  Please review the product label for complete application information depending on your target pest.

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  • Asked by Chris from Jax, Fl
    07/17/2016
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    Do I need to mix a sticker with Talstar P for spraying indoors?
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    You should only apply surfactants and spreader stickers with Talstar P for exterior applications only.

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  • Asked by Ben from Gaston, Sc
    09/22/2014
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    What causes could there be for ants coming back within a week?
    I live in central SC with sandy soil. Talastar kills the ants and other insects well, but I have new mounds in as little as 5-7 days. I have broadcast sprayed, treated mounds at a rate of 1 oz, per gallon and it doesn't seem to have the lasting effect of 3-4 months like advertised.
    A
    Ant bait products are the best solution for effective argentine ant control and small black ant control. Ant baits will hit the colony at the source, whereas insecticide sprays such as Talstar P will only cause stress on the colony, causing it to split into a larger number of sub-colonies, making the infestation worse. We would recommend using our Complete Ant Kit which comes with both a sugar based bait as well as a protein based bait to ensure bait acceptance regardless of what the ants are lacking nutritionally. We would also like you to read over our staff written article, How To Get Rid of Argentine Ants to learn more.
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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 Geo from Miami, Fl
    11/13/2013
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    How many ounces of Talstar to put into 100 gal. of water?
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    Since Talstar is mixed using 1 ounce per gallon water, you would add 100 ounces or 3 quarts into 100 gallons water.
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  • Asked by John from Pa
    07/19/2015
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    Since Talstar is a residual killer, what would you recommend for an instant knockdown?
    I'm looking for something with instant knockdown on the same variety of pests Talstar can handle.
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    To get a faster initial knockdown when applying Talstar you can add a synergist like ExciteR or Exponent to kill insects on contact during application or you can use either alone.  The residual of Talstar will be left behind, but once the synergist dries will be gone.

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