Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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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.
    A

    Talstar P (Talstar One) cannot be applied to edible vegetation. Malathion would be a better option.

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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.
    A

    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.

    How to Get Rid of Roaches Treatment Article

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  • Asked by Tara from Cape Coral
    05/21/2018
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    How long will Talstar P last once mixed?
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    You should use Talstar P (Talstar One) within 24 hours of  mixing.

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  • Asked by Linda from Frederick, Md
    07/30/2016
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    Will Talstar P kill borer insects?
    Linda Ldknauff@aol.com
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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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  • Asked by Heather from Gaston, Sc
    06/14/2017
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    Can Talstar P be used in a fogger?
    Is this suitable to use in a home fogging machine?
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    Talstar P cannot be used in any type of fogger.  It must be applied with either a hand-pump sprayer, backpack sprayer, or mist blower. 

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  • Asked by Cathy from Hayden, Al
    10/23/2014
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    Looking for something to kill spiders, roaches, ants, etc?
    Need something to spray the outside perimeter of a building. Also need something safe to spray in an area where there are children (church nursery).
    A

    Talstar P is a great general purpose insecticide that is labeled for over 75 types of insects that can be used indoors and outdoors. Talstar P has a long residual, so it keeps on killing pests for over three months after you've sprayed it. Plus, Talstar P is odorless, dries clear, leaves no stains, is non-irritating to the skin, and won't break down easily with rainfall.

    Talstar P leaves a 30 day residual outside and a 90 day residual inside. Mix 1oz of Talstar P per gallon of water in a hand pump sprayer for best application.

    Inside the building, apply as a coarse, low pressure, crack and crevice or spot spray to areas where pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas.

    Outside the home or building, general application for crawling pests - Mix 0.5 or 1 oz. of Talstar P in one gallon of water and apply to the outside foundation of the building, approx. 3 feet up the side of the house and 2 feet out from the building. Also spray entry points into the home such as around windows, pipes, doorways, etc. For general preventative treatment, apply Talstar P once every 3 months.

     

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  • Asked by Carol from Grand Prairie, Texas
    01/23/2016
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    Is Talstar P effective for rodent mites?
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    Talstar P is not labeled specifically for rat mites. The easiest method to control rodent mites that have entered your home is to physically remove them with a vacuum cleaner or wipe them up with a moist cloth. Mites are not automatically killed by a vacuum cleaner so freeze the bag to prevent the mites from crawling back out.

    Locating the source and eliminating the hosts and nests is important to prevent further problems with these mites. Nests are usually located in attics, basements, or inside walls. If necessary, trap them with kill traps or glue boards. Spray the dead rat and its nest with a disinfectant.

    Removing mites€™ source (dead mice, rats, and abandoned nests) is very important. Unless you remove their source, rat mites will continue to seek human host infesting your house.
     

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  • Asked by George from Spring Hill
    06/16/2016
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    Can you spray Talstar P (Talstar One) in direct sunlight?
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) can be applied in direct sunlight. Please keep in mind we recommend to apply Talstar P (Talstar One) in the cooler times of the day, early morning or late evening. 

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  • Asked by Fred from Cheyenne, Wy
    03/22/2013
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    What is the best product for eliminating or at least reducing army cut worms?
    I believe cut worms develop into millers that invade every crack and crevice every spring and most of the summer here in Wyoming.
    A
    Talstar P is one of the most commonly used products to get rid of army worms in lawns. If you need to treat edible vegetation for this pest a spinosad based product would be recommended such as Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew.
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  • Asked by Michael from Mobile, Alabama
    07/05/2013
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    Can I mix a stronger solution of Talstar P?
    I'm renovating a home and have seen a few of those larger roaches (maybe palmetto bugs or American cockroaches?) dead in various places in the home. For the initial application, would it be of any benefit to mix a stronger Talstar P solution, say 1.5 oz to 1 gallon water? Or does a stronger solution not work any better than the recommended 1 oz to 1 gallon? Thanks. Great website!
    A
    Thank you! We do not recommend to mix any higher a dosage than what the products label instructs. This could cause a resistance issue down the road if the product is over applied. We recommend mixing Talstar P at a rate of 1fl oz per one gallon of water.
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  • Asked by Jeff from Alto, Ga
    03/15/2017
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    When I have part of my Talstar P mixture left over from a spraying how long will it remain effective for future treatment?
    A

    Talstar P must be used or discarded within 24 hours of mixing.

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  • Asked by Melanie from Prairie Grove, Arkansas
    06/11/2013
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    I need a product for indoors and outdoors, safe for pets in the house, kill roaches, spiders, beetles & ants?
    Is there one product that will work for indoors and outdoors. Is safe for pets (once product is dry) and will kill spiders, roaches, beetles, "pincher bugs" and ants.
    A
    You could use a product like Talstar P as this is a very safe product to use, will dry clear and has no odor, and will cover all the insects you mention and many more. It can be used indoors around baseboards and cracks and crevices and outdoors on pretty much any surface with the exception of edible vegetation. Spray the Talstar 2 feet up around the foundation of the home and 2-3 feet out on the ground and around all entry points like window and door frames, and around pipes that enter the home. Once the product has dried you, your children and pets can re-enter the area with normal activity.
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  • Asked by Greg from Hobe Sound, Fl
    04/07/2014
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    May I spray Talstar in my kitchen cabinets and drawers?
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    Talstar may not be applied in kitchen cabinets. If you are looking for a crack and crevice spray you can spray in the cabinets, you can use Cy kick aerosol. Please be sure to remove all food and food handling items before application.
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  • Asked by Sandi from Baltimore, Md
    10/29/2015
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    Will Talstar kill indoor bird mites?
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    Talstar P is not actually labeled to treat bird mites and it is only labeled to apply in cracks and crevices indoors so is not recommended to be used for them. When treating for bird mites usually you would want to spray all carpeted areas and lightly spray the flooring and to do that you would need a product like Onslaught which will give you a wider usage range indoors. Please review our article on How To Control Bird Mites for complete information.

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  • Asked by Angela from Fort Collins, Colorado
    11/19/2014
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    Is Talstar P safe to use on outdoor lounge cushions where people and pets may sit?
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) is not labeled to be applied to furniture. What exactly are you treating for? If for fleas, you could use Ultracide.
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  • Asked by Don
    09/09/2013
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    Will Talstar P work to treat tree borers on peach, apple and pear trees?
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    Talstar P is not labeled to treat any edible vegetation. We would recommend that you use Monterey Fruit Tree and Vegetable Systemic Soil Drench because it is labeled to for the fruit trees. Please click on the product label link for additional information.
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