Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Francisco from 91730
    11/15/2016
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    How much Talstar P do I use for treating ants?
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) is mixed at 1 fl oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft for many listed insects including ants. For more information on treating this insect, please refer to our article on How to Get Rid of Ants for a successful eradication program.

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  • Asked by Anna from Richmond Hill Ga
    03/13/2013
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    How to get rid of sand gnats for a backyard wedding in June?
    We live in Georgia on the marsh and would like to have a gnat free evening in June for our son's wedding? Have any suggestions?
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    Talstar P will offer some control if applied to the trees, bushes and grass a few days before the wedding to lower the gnat population in the area. The morning of the wedding you may want to try to use a pyrethrin based product such as Riptide in a mist blower over the whole area which will kill anything that is flying around and help repel the gnats from the area for several hours.
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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 Bre from Atlanta, Ga
    12/30/2017
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    Can you spray Talstar P (Talstar One) on your carpet?
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    No, Talstar P (Talstar One) cannot be sprayed as a broadcast on carpet, it is strictly a crack and crevice application along baseboards, under cabinets, behind appliances, around windows, doors, etc. Please let us know what pest you are targeting so that we can make a specific recommendation for you.

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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 Marlene from Cape Coral
    05/12/2019
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    Does Talstar P kill honey bees?
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    Yes, Talstar P is toxic to honey bees. We recommend to avoid blooming plants and/or treat early in the morning or late in the evening when beneficial insects are not active. 

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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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  • 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 Andy from Mascoutah, Il
    04/07/2017
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    Will Talstar P control/kill wasps?
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    Yes, Talstar P is labeled to kill and control wasps. The mixing rate is 1 fl oz per gallon of water. This will last for 30 days outdoors and 90 days indoors.

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  • Asked by Kyle from Govols, Tn
    06/22/2018
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    Can Talstar P be tank mixed with a soluble fertilzer formulation, and foliar application to Knockout Roses?
    I have knockout rose beds that are difficult to access once the roses are in spring growth. I need to control adult Japanese beetles that are actively feeding on the roses. My only choice is foliar treatment for both insecticides and fertilization. It would save time if I could perfom beetle treatment and foliar fertilization in one application. Also, is this the best product for foliar application treatment of adult Japanese Beetles on roses?
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    Talstar P can be tank mixed as long as both product labels are followed for rates.  Talstar is a great product to use for beetles, just avoid spraying the blooms to prevent burning/harm.

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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 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 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 Chad from New Port Richey, Fl
    10/08/2017
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    Can you spray Talstar P on a St Augustine lawn regardless of the temperature outside?
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    Talstar P would be best applied in the early morning or late evening and not during the heat of the day to prevent burning on the grass.

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  • Asked by Brandon from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
    06/01/2014
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    Will your product get rid of moles?
    A friend told me about this product for moles, but I didn't see moles mentioned.
    A
    Talstar P is labled to control grubs which will in turn cause moles to go elsewhere because their food source has been eliminated but Talstar P does not kill moles. This type of treatment can take some time to see results so we would recommend that you take a look at our Mole Control Page.
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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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