Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Lance
    02/16/2010
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    Will Talstar P do a good job controlling bagworms?
    I have been using a service to spray our Spruce and Junipers for bagworms each year. The cost has become rather high lately. Are there any health concerns with this product?
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    Talstar P is the #1 recommended product for bagworm control. TalstarP is known to have a very low toxicity for mammals making it safe to use around people and pets. Please visit the Talstar P product page where you can review the product label as well as the MSDS. Talstar P applications should start in April and continue monthly through June for bagworm control. Be sure foliage is sprayed thorughly to the point of runoff to achieve adequate coverage.
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  • Asked by Monte from Derby, Kansas
    04/02/2012
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    Can I use Talstar P where my chickens are walking around and eating?
    i have chickens and they are free roaming, i know you can spray in poultry areas but if i spray Talstar p about 10 feet out from my home and my chickens are pecking around that same area and or eating the bugs that have been treated, will it harm my chickens or will it harm the eggs i receive from them?
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    Talstar P is labeled to be used in poultry houses and chicken pens so it should not harm your chickens or their eggs. You must make sure your chickens are out of the area while you apply Talstar P and then they can return to the area as soon as it is dry. You should dilute 1 ounce of Talstar P per gallon of water and using a hand pump sprayer apply the solution on all door frames, window frames, areas where utilities (cables, pipes, wires) enter into the structure, a band of soil 6 to 10 feet adjacent to the structure, also to a height of 2 to 3 feet on the foundation where pests may be active or may find entrance.
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  • Asked by Eric from Lawton, Ok
    08/16/2011
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    Is Talstar P effective against Brown Recluse?
    I was wondering if the residual residue of Talstar P is effective against Brown Recluse spiders if not directly sprayed. I learned that they do not have much contact with the ground and this makes them hard to kill.
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    Talstar P is specifically labeled (page 4 of the product label) for a number of medically significant spiders including Black Widow, Brown Recluse and Hobo Spiders. It is important to remember that Talstar P does not give an immediate knockdown but instead works over a period of several hours to kill spiders that have come into contact with the product. Talstar P will also help to get rid of the insects that spiders feed on and that will help to stop new spiders from moving in. Indoors, spray around all baseboards, door frames, window frames, under appliances, in closets and storage rooms and in areas where utilities enter into the structure. Outdoors you should spray around the bottom of the foundation, on the ground adjacent to the foundation, door frames, window frames and places where the utilities enter into the structure. Brown recluse spiders are a bit trickier to eliminate because they often stay hidden in areas where people do not or cannot spray. We recommend that in addition to the Talstar P, you also use glueboards in areas where spraying would not be appropriate and to help monitor the infestation (cabinets, closets, under furniture, storage areas)
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  • Asked by Linda
    07/02/2011
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    Will Bayer Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed kill bagworms?
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    Bayer Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed is not labeled for bagworm control. The imidacloprid products that we carry are not labeled for bagworms and we would not recommend that you try to use them for bagworm control. We recommend that you choose a product that lists bagworms on the product label such as Talstar P (Talstar P is the product most commonly selected by pros for bagworm control), Thuricide, Mavrik, or Permethrin SFR. Please take a few minutes to read our article Bagworm Control to learn when you should start spraying for bagworms.
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  • Asked by Jason from Middletown Ohio
    05/06/2014
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    Does Talstar P kill spiders?
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    Talstar will kill spiders.  However, it is not a contact kill product....it is made more for longevity and having a long residual.  It will work much faster when a spider is present when you are spraying and you spray directly on the spider.  It will still not die immediately, but rather quickly. Once the spray dries, if a spider walks over it at a later time, it will pick up the dried Talstar on its body, but it will take much longer to kill it.  It can take hours to a day or so for it to finally kill the spider, depending on the size of the spider.  Most all residual insecticides will work this way
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  • Asked by Mamie
    09/15/2010
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    Does Talstar P insecticide kill mole crickets?
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    Yes. According to the Talstar P product label:

    Mole Cricket adults: Achieving acceptable control of adult mole crickets is difficult because preferred grass areas are subject to continuous invasion during the early spring by this extremely active stage. Applications should be made as late in the day as possible and should be watered in with up to 0.5 inches of water immediately after treatment. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate
    before application to bring the mole crickets closer to the soil surface where contact with the insecticide will be maximized. Grass areas that receive pressure from adult mole crickets should be treated at peak egg hatch to ensure optimum control of subsequent nymph populations (see below).


    Mole Cricket nymphs: Grass areas that received intense adult mole cricket pressure in the spring should be treated immediately prior to peak egg hatch. Optimal control is achieved at this time because young nymphs are more susceptible to insecticides and they are located near the soil surface where the insecticide is most concentrated. Control of larger, more damaging, nymphs later in the
    year may require both higher application rates and more frequent applications to maintain acceptable control. Applications should be made as late in the day as possible and should be watered in with up to 0.5 inches of water immediately after treatment. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application to bring the mole crickets closer to the soil surface where contact with the insecticide will be maximized.

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  • Asked by Eric
    04/14/2010
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    How does Demon WP compare to Talstar P?
    I have been using Demon WP and had no problems. How does this compare? Specifically will it control roaches, especially German roaches, as well?
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    Talstar P and Demon WP are both synthetic pyrethroid products and work in a very similar way. The key difference here would be that the Demon Wp is a wettable powder and as such, it is able to stay on the surface of porous areas allowing insects to come in contact with it a bit better. That being said Demon WP also leaves a white powdery residue that is visible on dark surfaces. Talstar P is a concentrated liquid that is odorless, dries clear and is labeled for a huge variety of insects (including roaches) and areas making it a bit more versatile.

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  • Asked by John from Kansas
    12/17/2011
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    How long does it take for Talstar to dry indoors?
    Most insecticides I have noticed are 30-45 minutes, just wondering if Talstar was the same?
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    Talstar P is a water based insecticide and it takes the same amount of time as water to dry. In most cases it is dry within 1 hour.
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  • Asked by Mike
    08/15/2010
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    Can Talstar P be used in a broadcast hose-end sprayer for pests in the grass?
    If so, is there a guide for how much to use?
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    Yes, Talstar P can be used in a hose end sprayer to apply to a large area like a lawn. You apply at the same rate as a hand held sprayer.  Typically, this is one ounce per gallon of water per 1000 square feet.  So, if you wanted to treat your lawn that was 5000 square feet, you would place 5 ounces of Talstar P in the hose end sprayer and then set or fill your sprayer to the 5 gallon mark.
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  • Asked by Ed from Central Florida
    09/06/2012
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    How often should I apply Talstar P outside for normal pest control?
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    During the warm months of the year you can apply Talstar P once a month. As the seasons cool and the insects become less active you can apply Talstar P once every 3 months for general pest control.
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  • Asked by Lily from Lake Worth Florida
    09/19/2011
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    I have bees & bee hives. Will applications of Talstar P harm them?
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    Talstar P is not a selective insecticide and it will kill any insects that come into contact with treated areas. You can reduce the risk to your bees by keeping applications away from areas where the bees are actively foraging and at times when the bees are not active in general. You may also consider using Mavrik Perimeter insecticide for outdoor pests, which is non-repellent and non-toxic to honeybees after it is dried. You will want to read the product label to see if this fits your needs.
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  • Asked by Xian from Lehigh Acres Fl
    07/23/2013
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    Does Talstar P work on roaches, and how many ounces per gallon?
    How fast will the roaches be killed?
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    Talstar P is labeled for roaches, and should do a great job helping you eliminate the infestation. We recommend that in addition to a concentrated liquid insecticide like Talstar you also use a high quality roach bait gel such as Invict Roach Bait Gel to help get the roaches that hide in places where you cannot spray (cabinets, counter tops, drawers) as well as an insect growth regulator such as Gentrol Point Source to help stop the breeding cycle of the roaches. You can purchase both of these products together in our Roach Control Kit #1.

    The Talstar is a residual which means it will not be a contact kill for the roaches. It could kill a roach within a few hours or within a day depending on how healthy the roach is, and how long it spent on a surface that was treated with Talstar. The spray will typically last indoors 90 days and outdoors 30 days, but for an active infestation you would want to retreat every 30 days indoors until the colony is eliminated.
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  • Asked by Betty from Raymore, Mo (straight South Of Kansas City, Mo)
    05/10/2014
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    Will Talstar kill earthworms if applied to flowerbeds or the lawn?
    I need to kill ants and roly poly bugs (those that roll up in a ball) because the roly polys are eating my plants roots/bulbs. The ants are everywhere and get in the house, but to go around the perimeter of the house I'd have to also apply the Talstar to some flowerbeds. And I'd want to put it in every flowerbed IF it won't harm the earthworms because they are beneficial and I want to especially rid the beds of roly polys.
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    Talstar P will kill earthworms and other benficials should they come in contact with it.
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  • Asked by Leandra
    06/17/2011
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    Will Talstar P kill chiggers?
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    Yes, Talstar P is labeled for chiggers and it is a great product for many other pests.  It is labeled for over 100 different pests.
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  • Asked by Joe
    06/13/2010
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    Can I buy Talstar P locally?
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    No, most states do not allow you to buy Talstar P locally. You can however purchase it on our website anytime and we always provide fast, free shipping.
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  • Asked by Brian from Livermore, Ca
    09/09/2014
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    Is Talstar effective on black widows & wasps/yellow jackets & if so, at what concentration?
    I recently used this around the outside of my home and the fence perimeter, as well as along the roof-line, where I have had a bad problem with either wasps/Yellow jackets (not sure on identification, but suspect wasp). Besides the wasps, I was having a bad problem along the fence line with black widows. I have the three-quarter gallon, and that seemed difficult to measure and pour versus what I read about a smaller bottle with a tip and measure system. Next time will purchase qt. size. I used 1 ounce to 1 gallon of water in my sprayer. Is that the right concentration for my aforementioned problems? And, with my subsequent follow-up applications at approximately three or four months out, will that be the same one ounce or a half an ounce concentration? Lastly, is Talstar or Bifen, effective on black widows and wasps/Yellow jackets?
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    The highest rate for usage with the Talstar or Bifen would be 1oz per gallon just as you have used. Depending on how heavy the population of the wasps/yellow jackets and spiders are, will depend on whether you will have to reapply in the beginning every month or not. If the population is heavy and large now, it would be recommended to spray all the areas favorable for these pest and their food sources every month until the numbers have dimenished, and then you can easily back off to spraying quarterly (every 3 months) to help keep them at bay. Each time you spray the 1oz per gallon rate would be the correct and accurate rate to use. The Talstar will kill any wasp or similar species that lands on a surface it has been sprayed on. It will not be a contact kill but as they pick the product up on their bodies after landing, they will slowly ingest it as they groom themselves and die from it. While spiders can be killed by the Talstar/Bifen, you tend to control spider populations more in an indirect way. If you have lots of spiders of any species around the home, then you have high numbers of other little insects around the home that they are feeding on. The Talstar/Bifen will eliminate those insects and in turn cause the spiders to search elsewhere for food. They need food and shelter to survive in any area and if the Talstar removes the food sources, then they will have to move away from your home to live. 
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  • Asked by Monte
    03/25/2010
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    Is spraying along the baseboards inside considered a crack and crevice spray using Talstar P?
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    Spraying the baseboards with Talstar P is not considered a crack and crevice spray.  Although pest control companies used to just go around the inside of a home and spray down the baseboards, it is not really considered acceptable practice any longer.  99% of all pests enter the home from the outside so the most important treatment of any home is the outside perimeter.  On the inside you should just hit the "hot spots" which are underneath and behind appliances, inside water heater closets, and in wall voids where pipes go into walls and cupboards behind toilets and under sinks. We actually have an instructional video that demonstrates how and where to spray around and inside your home.
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  • Asked by Lazer
    04/21/2011
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    Will Talstar P kill Japanese beetles if sprayed on the lawn? If so, what usage rate should I use?
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    Talstar P will help control adult Japanese beetles when used at a 1 fl oz per 1,000 sq ft area rate. You can mix the 1 fl oz of Talstar into 1-2 gallons of water to insure even coverage. Talstar P will not work well for control of beetle grubs or larva and is not labeled for this use. If you need to control the grubs you will need to use a product that is labeled for them such as Dylox 6.2 or Hi-Yield Grub Free Zone.
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  • Asked by Angie from Cleveland ,tennessee
    05/12/2013
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    How long should it take for Talstar to dry before pets are ok to re-enter area where it is used?
    I want to spray my lawn for fleas and ticks, but I have dogs that go outside and was just wondering how long it takes for it to dry and be safe for my dogs to go out again???
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    Generally, it should take any where between 30min-1hour to dry. After the treated area has completely dried it is safe for the pets to re-enter.
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  • Asked by Steve
    11/30/2010
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    What is the difference between Talstar P and Talstar One?
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    Talstar P and Talstar One are actually the same thing. The manufacturer changed the name of the product from Talstar One to Talstar P, so that it would be more in line with the rest of their products. The P stands for Professional.
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