Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Elizabeth from San Antonio
    05/29/2018
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    Is Talstar the best product for getting rid of mosquitoes and is monthly application recommended?
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    Yes, Talstar P is our most popular product for killing mosquitoes.  It is recommended to apply every 30 days outdoors.  

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  • Asked by Richard from Sanford, Nc
    06/06/2017
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    Can I use Talstar in a house that is under construction?
    I was wondering if that will be OK since no one is there at night and it would be dry by the next day when workers returned?
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    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). 

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  • Asked by Gail from Tega Cay
    05/22/2014
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    I sprayed while my dog was in the area and I think directly inhaled Talstar What should I do?
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    After Talstar P (Talstar One) has been diluted there is only a large enough active ingredient to harm small insects. With that being said, the label states to keep children and pets out of the area until the area has dried. Please contact your veternarian for further assistance. You can also contact the manufacturer FMC 800-321-1362.
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  • Asked by Mike from Duluth Mn
    06/20/2014
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    Does Talstar work as effectively for knockdown as Tempo Ultra using a Stihl blower/mister for mosquitos?
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    Talstar can be used in a mist blower for mosquito control outdoors. It will not be an instant knockdown kill but offers a 30 day exterior residual. It is also one of our most popular mosquito control insecticides. It is mixed at one ounce per gallon of water. Tempo SC Ultra is also a synthetic pyrethroid concentrate that is great for mosquitoes and other listed pests.

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  • Asked by Alan from Harrisburg,nc
    04/17/2013
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    Is there a way to spray for mosquito without having to use a mister or fogger that is still just as effective?
    In other words will a regular hand sprayer work and what chemical should I use.
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    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.

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  • Asked by Artie
    08/12/2010
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    How can I control gnats in my yard?
    We sit outside and they bite all over, and I tried yard guard and it works some.
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    There are a few ways to keep the number of gnats down. You can invest in a misting system that periodically sprays a pyrethrin insecticide in your yard. This system is a lot like a sprinkler system. We do not carry the actual mister system but we do carry the insecticide that is used in it called Riptide. If you want to get something you can just spray you can try Talstar P. Gnats that land on the treated areas will be eliminated. Talstar P will not repel the gnats from the area nor will it kill the gnats that do not land on the treated areas.
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  • Asked by Maria from Hot Springs, Ar
    09/03/2013
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    Is Talstar P effective in killing roaches outdoors? If so what is the proper mixture?
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    Talstar P is labeled for roaches, and should do a great job helping you eliminate the infestation.  You will need about 1 fl oz of product diluted into 1 gallon of water for every 1,000 sq ft of space you need to treat.

    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.
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  • Asked by Christian from Los Angeles
    04/13/2016
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    What is the distance allowed to spray Talstar P without harming the edible fruits and veggies?
    Lawn needs care of bugs, but I have two fruit trees that are 3 to 4 feet away from the edge of the lawn. Is it safe to use? My concern is the roots of the trees can absorb the toxin.
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    It is recommended that Talstar P not be used within 3 feet or outside the drip zone of edibles, which ever one applies.

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  • Asked by Keith from Sullivan, Mo
    10/12/2011
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    Can Talstar P be used in a room with oxygen used by a person?
    Have a O2 concentrator in use 24 hours a day
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    We are not sure of the answer to your question. We recommend you contact the Talstar manufacturer directly for more information. You can reach FMC at 800-321-1362
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  • Asked by Steve from Seguin, Tx
    10/04/2013
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    Is talstar effective on scorpions
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    Yes, Talstar P will treat for Scorpions. You want to mix one fluid ounce into one gallon water
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  • Asked by Kyle from Bismarck, Nd
    06/11/2015
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    Best option for Mosquito on acreage with tow sprayer
    I have a double lot with mowed grass and ditch. Total area to spray is 2.5 acres aprox. I use a 15 gallon spryaer to apply chemical but have bad mosquito problem. I have been looking at the Talstar but alot of people say use malthion. Which works better and will have longer effect? Also, is switching to a mister a realistic option for such a large area?
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    The pull behind, would still be that best option  for the coverage you need. Talstar mixed with Nyguard and water would be the most effective on the mosquito and flying insect problem. As long as there are no edibles in the area.
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  • Asked by Shep
    06/21/2011
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    How long do I have to wait before safely handling bushes that have been sprayed with Talstar P?
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    You need to wait until the bushes and surrounding areas that have been treated with Talstar P are completely dry, which will usually take a couple of hours.
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  • Asked by Tony from Magnolia,ark.
    05/01/2015
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    What is Bifenthrin in Talstar, and do you have any products to use with a fogger for carpet beetles?
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    Bifenthrin is the active ingredient in Talstar P. It is mixed at 1 oz per gallon per 1,000 sq ft per month on the exterior of the structure and once every three months indoors (cracks and crevices). Using a fogger will not penetrate into cracks and crevices where carpet beetle larvae hide, and it does not leave a residual to kill insects later when they come out of hiding.  This product will only kill what is out in the open when it goes off.  We recommend reading our articles on carpet beetle control.
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  • Asked by John from Welsh, La
    05/12/2015
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    Can I sleep in my home after I've sprayed Talstar P?
    I found termites in my home tonight and need to spray Talstar. Can I sleep in my home after I've sprayed it? Or do I need to let it air out over night?
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    Talstar P can be applied for above ground termites but will take a couple of hours to dry and you should leave the home after treatment until the surfaces are dry. You can sleep in the home afterwards. Talstar will not be an instant kill. Please contact us for information on termite treatments at 866-581-7378 M-F 9-5PM EST. Any household cleaning product will kill the ones that you see right now without you having to worry or leave the home this late at night.
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  • Asked by Dan from Prescott, Wi
    08/07/2018
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    What can I use to get rid of gnats?
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    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. 

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  • Asked by Ellen from Mckenney, Va
    06/26/2012
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    If never opened how long is Talstar P good for?
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    You should use up the bottle of Talstar P within 3 years of the date of purchase for best results.
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  • Asked by Mike from Charleston, Sc
    09/28/2017
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    What are the mixing instructions for mosquitoes applied with a Stihl sr 200 mister blower using Talstar P?
    It would take me 3 hours to apply 1 gallon (1 oz of Talstar p) over 1000 sq ft.! I called customer service and they were baffled by my question.
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Gail from Sf Bay Area
    05/29/2013
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    Springtails
    We sprayed Talstar P on our Slider twice, we are still seeing a few milling around. How long does the product work to kill the existing Springtails, or should we spray again, b/c we are seeing nits, (babies).
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    Talstar has a residual of at least 30 days outdoors and 90 days indoors. Depending on how healthy the springtail is and how long it spends on a surface treated by the Talstar, will depend on how long it actually takes for each individual one to die. Could be hours or even a day. Also if you are not treating the main nest, and only the satellite colony you are only temporarily fixing your problem. More will appear as they continue to migrate and you will need to fix the moisture issue in your home that is attracting the springtails as well. Until the moisture is gone or the main nest is found and eliminated, you will have an ongoing battle with the pest.
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  • Asked by Sharon from Houston,tx
    07/13/2013
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    Can Talstar and Dominion 2L be applied at or nearly the same time?
    I have infestations of grubs and chinch bugs doing severe damamge to my St Augustine grass. HELP!
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    The Dominion and Talstar can be applied back to back however we feel an application of Dylox and Talstar would be more appropriate. Dylox works well if you arecurrently seeing turf damage (this usually occurs from July-September depending on the type of grubs you have).  Arena Granules, Merit Granules or Dominion 2L will work well as a preventative if applied prior to egg hatch. You should check with your local cooperative extension office and speak to the master gardener on staff to establish the best time to put down a preventative treatment in your region. Either product you chose, you would apply either the Dominon or Dylox first, and then once dried, apply the talstar as it would control the chinch bugs and other insects and would help "water in" the dominion and dylox. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by John from Austin Tx
    08/28/2016
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    Should I alternate Talstar One with another pesticide to prevent resistance?
    I have used Talstar One plus Archer IGR on my yard for two summers to prevent mosquitoes and they've worked very well. I read that mosquitoes can develop resistance to bifethtin. Should I rotate with another pesticide, and if so, how often and which one do you recommend?
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    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

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