Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Megam from Quincy, Mi
    06/21/2015
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    Is Talstar safe to spray around rivers, ponds, and lakes?
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    Talstar is highly toxic to all aquatic life and should not be used near any bodies of water including rivers, ponds or lakes. We do carry several products like Essentria IC3 that works similar to the Talstar but is a natural product that is completely safe for aquatic life. Please see the product label for full usage insructions depending on what pest you are treating for. On average, the manufacturer recommends using 1-2 oz of Essentria IC3 to every gallon of water. 
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  • Asked by Paul from Elburn, Il
    06/02/2015
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    Is Talstar P dangerous to bug eating critters?
    does Talstar P pose any dangers to insect eating critters like frogs, toads, bats, birds etc. I want to treat my yard and wooded portion of our property mainly for mosquito control. I realize that other bugs will be killed but would dangers are there for critters that consume affected insects?
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    After mixing Talstar P (Talstar One) there is only enough active ingredient to harm small insects. With that said, if you are killing the critters' prey, then they may leave the area.
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  • Asked by Nathan
    02/19/2014
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    Is Bifenthrin (Talstar) or a different product better suited for rodent/bird mites?
    After a month of getting mysterious bites on our bodies, we found mites in the bathroom. Not a huge infestation but 8-10 here and there. An entomologist identified the mite as most likely rodent/bird mites. We have yet to find the source of the mites as no nests or burrows have been found by us or an exterminator. He suggested using bifenthrin and diatomaceous earth to control the problem. I have yet to use bifenthrin. I sealed up the cracks and gaps in the bathroom as best I could and laid down diatomaceous earth around the toilet. I saw fewer mites after this but they continue to appear especially on the toilet. Should I go ahead and try bifenthrin or is there another product better suited for this siutation?
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    Talstar P is not labeled for nor recommended for bird mites. Onslaught Insecticide would be a better option and is labeled for mites in general.

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  • Asked by Bob from Toms River Nj
    02/23/2015
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    How many ounces Talstar per gallon water?
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    Talstar P should be mixed at 1 fluid ounce per gallon of water. The lost size does not matter. Each gallon mixed solution will give you 1000 sq feet.
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  • Asked by Glenn from Morris Plains, Nj
    04/22/2016
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    Should I use Talstar or Termidor for carpenter ants?
    I have carpenter ants on the exterior of my house. I've seen them come out from under the cedar shake. Which product would be best to get red of these and how long does each product last? How long before rain should these products be applied?
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    Termidor SC around the perimeter of the home would be better than Talstar P.  Termidor will have transfer effect so can help to eliminate the entire colony whereas Talstar P will only kill the ants that contact a treated surface.  It can be applied twice a year or four times a year outside depending on the rate. This link can explain.

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  • Asked by Mary from Fosston Mn
    09/15/2011
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    Will Talstar help with the flies and ladybugs that are around in the spring and fall?
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    Talstar would be a great choice for flies and ladybugs. Be sure to spray in areas where the insects are known to land or harbor. If you are trying to prevent these insects from over wintering in your home you should spray 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 Ivan from Edison, Nj
    11/12/2012
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    Can i apply Talstar P on furniture/couches?
    I have a flea problem and i have some living in my couches. Is it safe to spray down the couch or other furniture that has cloth?
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    You cannot spray furniture with Talstar. Talstar P cannot be used as a broadcast spray indoors and would not be a good choice for indoor flea control. We recommend you use Ultracide for indoor flea control. It is our recommendation and industry standard that you vacuum immediately before the application of Ultracide and every day or every other day after the application for the next two weeks. Vacuums can physically remove a decent percentage of flea eggs that are in the carpet, along with much of the organic crud that the flea larvae feed on. A critical part of the diet of the larva is dried blood, present there as fecal material from the fleas that are on the pets. Wherever the pets spend time, they will shed the fecal matter and the eggs, so it is extremely important that you focus on these potential hot spots where the pets sleep. A vacuum also will remove a small percentage of larvae, but the larva is pretty tenacious, and will wrap around the carpet fibers down there at the base of the pile, and hold on for dear life as the vacuum passes by. The pupa is even tougher to physically remove, for it uses fibers as part of its "cocoon". The vacuum will stimulate the flea adults still in their pupa form to quickly emerge as the adult, and at this point perhaps be sucked up in the vacuum. Even if they are not removed by the vacuum, at least they now are exposed and susceptible to your treatment.   After two weeks most infestations require that you do a second application of the Ultracide and continue with the vacuuming. You should use a product that is registered to use on your pets for fleas such as Prefurred or Advantage. Talstar P can be used effectively outdoors for places where your pets may frequent and also moist shady areas. Treating outdoors will help prevent your pets from re-infesting your home.
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  • Asked by Karen from Odessa, Fl
    08/04/2014
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    What is the best treatment for noseeums?
    I live in Florida on a lake with a wooded lot next door. I can't go outside for more than 5 minutes without being bitten by noseeums and coming in with itchy welts on my legs and arms. Willing to try anything to get rid of them. My extension office said that there wasn't anything which will get rid of noseeums/midges. Is this true? If you have a product or products which work, i am willing to try them. I love the outdoors but it does not love me back!
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    The breeding sites for these flies are so numerous and varied, it is impossible to eliminate them all. These tiny pests are small enough to crawl through the average window screen and fit through cracks and crevices around windows and door frames.

    You can help prevent these flies from entering your home by spraying a barrier application of Talstar P paying special attention to window frames, window screens, door frames, and cracks and crevices that may be used as points of entry.  A screen with a very fine mesh (smaller than 16mesh) will help prevent entry. Additionally, it may be helpful to keep ceiling fans and window fans on at high speeds to keep insects out of small areas.

    If flies have already entered your home and you need immediate control use Microcare. This product offers a fast knockdown and kill of flying insects, giving you immediate relief.

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  • Asked by Andrea from Burtonsville, Md
    08/18/2017
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    Why do they say not to allow Talstar mix to sit overnight?
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    You will loose effectiveness and it could damage your spraying equipment over time.

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  • Asked by Joe
    03/22/2011
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    How close can you use this product to fruit trees and how long must you wait to eat fruit if using on trees?
    I have a problem with Sri Lanka Weevils on my Lemon Meyer tree. I was reading through the Q&A and the same questions kept getting asked about spraying on fruits and vegetables. Well, my tree doesn’t have fruit, due to the invasive weevils. So here are my questions. I was wondering how long I have to wait after spraying my tree down to eat from it? If I spray it before I get fruit and then my tree blooms a month later will that fruit be safe? Will it effect other trees nearby and is it in anyway systemic? How far would you suggest spraying Talstar P from my vegetable gardens? Is it safe to do a perimeter spray of my veggie gardens as long as I don’t spray the plants? Will Talstar P kill grubs and is it safe to spray on a lawn with fruit trees nearby?
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    Since Talstar is not labeled to spray on fruit trees or any other edible vegetation we really cannot offer advice on using the product for this type of application. We do have many products from Fertilome and Hi-Yield on our site that are specifically labeled for the use you have outlined. Talstar is not a systemic and it can be used outside of the dripline for your plants and trees.  Talstar is not labeled for grubs because it binds down to the soil and cannot move far enough below the surface to effect the eggs or grubs. We do have Merit Granules that can be used for grubs in your lawn.
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  • Asked by Sharee from Dayton, Ohio
    08/11/2017
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    What are the ingredients in Talstar P (Talstar One)?
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) contains 7.9% of Bifenthrin and 92.1% inert ingredients.  

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  • Asked by Steven
    06/07/2016
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    Do I have to use all of the spray mixture or can I store Talstar P (Talstar One) for a few days?
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    We advise to use your solution with 24 hours after mixing to gain full effectiveness of the product. The Talstar P (Talstar One) has a shelf life for up to 3-5 years when stored out of extreme tempertures. Please let us know if you need anything else.

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  • Asked by Miriam
    10/04/2010
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    What is the safest way to get rid or minimize the amount of tiny files in my home?
    I have an indoor plant that requires diffused sun exposure. I transferred it to a bigger pot, and it has gotten these tiny flies. They are black and about the size of sesame seeds. I have no food exposed near that plant, but the number of flies have increased significantly. I don't know how to get rid of them or at least control the amount to a minimum. I have an indoor cat, and i wish to solve this the safest way possible.
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    The flies normally associated with potted plants will be fungus gnats, living in the soil and whose larvae feed on bits of molds and fungi they can find in damp soils. The easiest control for them is to allow the soil to dry out completely between the times you are watering them, which may actually be the best thing for the plants anyhow. The second option would be to cover the soil in these pots with some material that prevents the flies from getting to or from the soil, such as a thick layer of spagnum moss or some screening. The third option would be to use an insecticide such Talstar P. Talstar P is a concentrated liquid insecticide that is diluted with water and then poured onto the soil and sprayed onto the plant itself. We recommend starting with letting the soil dry out between watering as this offers the fastest control in most cases.
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  • Asked by Angel from Capitol Heights,md
    06/13/2012
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    How often should I spray Talstar P for a roach infestation?
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    For indoor roach control you can spray Talstar P once every 14 days at the beginning of the treatment program and then reduce the applications to once every 90 days for maintenance.
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  • Asked by David from Toledo, Ohio
    06/08/2017
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    Is Talstar P (Talstar One) safe to spray on my pumpkin plants?
    I was recommended Bifenthrin for pumpkin pests, but I am not sure if this is safe for my pumpkins.
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) cannot be applied to edible vegetation. Malathion would be a better option.

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  • Asked by John from Ny
    04/22/2015
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    Difference between Talstar P and Dominion 2L?
    What is the difference between this product and Dominion 2L? How long does it take to kill an insect that comes in contact with this?
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    Talstar P is a great general use insecticide that can be used both inside and outside for over 75 different pests.  It only kills the insects that contact a treated surface. Dominion 2L is a non repellent termiticide that can also be used a systemic insecticide for the listed pests.  Dominion will help to eliminate more than just want contacts a treated surface or treated soil, social insects will crawl over the product without detecting it, and spread it to each other by touch and food sharing, eventually eliminating the entire infestation.

    How long it takes the insects to die after they come into contact with a treated area will depend on a number of factors. It will depend on the maturity of the insect and type of insect as well as how long they stayed on the treated area, how long it has been since the area was treated and the concentration that was used to treat the area. Typically it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a day or so for them to die

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  • Asked by Phil
    04/20/2010
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    Is Talstar P safe to spray on vinyl siding?
    I intend to use it for roach control outdoors. The directions say to spray up a ways from the ground, but I don't want to discolor or damage the vinyl siding.
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    Talstar P will not discolor or damage vinyl siding. You can try it on a small area first to make sure if you want to, but we have never had a customer tell us they had an issue with it.

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  • Asked by Linda from Frederick, Md
    07/30/2016
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    Will Talstar P kill borer insects?
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    Talstar P is labeled for some borers in trees. Be sure to apply to tree trunks, stems and twigs and plant foliage for the best coverage. The mixing ratio is .25-.5 fl. oz. per gallon of water.
     

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  • Asked by Jack from Berea, Ky.
    06/23/2014
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    I have a in ground pool. is Talstar safe to use around the pool concrete patio.Will it affect the pool water
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) is not recommended to be applied directly to the patio surrounding a pool. You can however, appy Talstar P (Talstar One) to the outside perimeter of the patio and any trees and shrubs. Be sure to apply on a day with little wind present.
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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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