Yes, Talstar P is our most popular product for killing mosquitoes. It is recommended to apply every 30 days outdoors.
Yes, that will be fine. Everyone will need to be out of the area while Talstar is being applied, but it will be safe for them to return as soon as everything is dry (usually 1-2 hours).
Talstar is our most popular selling product for mosquito control. It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water and apply using any hand pump sprayer or backpack sprayer. The key is to apply it to all shrubs, trees, and other foliage around the house or patio you are trying to provide relief at. 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. It should be applied every 30 days for optimum control. It is also very good for bees and wasps, however you would not want to apply it or any other product directly to play sets where children will touch treated surfaces. Also, Talstar is labeled for over 100 different insects and will work in just about any situation.
It is recommended that Talstar P not be used within 3 feet or outside the drip zone of edibles, which ever one applies.
Gnat is a very general term used to describe a wide variety of small flying pests including fruit flies, drain flies, fungus gnats, no-see-ums, mosquitoes, etc. You can use a general insecticide like Talstar P on the outside of your home on all the window and door frames and on window screens to try and prevent pests from entering your home. We cannot give more specific information or treatment products unless we know exactly what species of pest you are dealing with so that we can narrow down where the problem is coming from and address it directly.
Talstar P should be mixed at 1 fl oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft. We have never experienced an application taking 3 hours on a 100 X 10 or 50 X 20 area using a mist blower. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes for a successful eradication program. Please let us know if you have additional questions or concerns.
Yes, rotating insecticides is a good idea to prevent resistance however this normally takes years to happen. Some customer rotate every year or when they start to notice the product may not be working as well as it did in the beginning. It would not hurt to use another active ingredient for your next treatment, a great alternative to Talstar is Suspend SC. Mix 1.5oz Suspend SC with 1 gallon of water along with the Archer IGR for Mosquito control