Talstar P Professional Insecticide would not be recommended for use if you need to treat wood directly. It only sits on the surface of wood and would not penetrate. It used to be used as a perimeter treatment to the soil in a trench around the home until non repellent products like Termidor SC were developed. For treating wood directly, a better option would be Bora-Care, either sprayed or painted onto the rafters. We have great guides for treating both subterranean and drywood termites that would be helpful to review as well.
No, Talstar P cannot be applied to any edible vegetation.
Since aquatic life such as reptiles can be sensitive to insecticides, we do not recommend applying Talstar in any rooms while these animals are present, or in their habitats. It should be fine to use Talstar in other rooms where these animals are not kept.
The general rule of thumb for insecticide concentrates such as Talstar P is that they are good for about 3-5 years from the date of purchase as long as they have been stored at room temperature. If your Talstar is six years old, it certainly would not hurt anything if you wanted to try to use it, but if you find that it is not working as well as it used to, it may be time for some new product. You may also want to speak with the manufacturer directly to see what they would recommend. You can reach FMC at 800-321-1362.
Talstar should be used early to mid season to control the larvae of crane flies. This application should be made between August-February during times when the ground is not frozen. If treatments are made in March-April, they may only provide supression. You can consult with your local cooperative extension office for details on timing of application in your area specifically.
Talstar works great for mosquito control and it can be used in your mister. The key is to apply it to all shrubs, trees, and other foliage around the house or where you are trying to provide relief. 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 during the heat of the day. Talstar should be applied every 30 days for optimum control.
Talstar P (Talstar One) can be applied in a Stihl mist blower/handheld/backpack sprayer at 1 fl oz per gallon monthly per 1,000 sq ft. You can add Tekko Pro IGR and Exciter. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes for a successful eradication program.
Talstar P (Talstar One) is labeled for a wide variety of small flying insects including gnats, midges and other small biting flies and should help reduce the amount of midges on your property. Be sure to spray the areas where you have noticed the midges landing or resting as Talstar will only eliminate those insects that land on treated areas. Please refer to the product label for mixing and application instructions
Yes, Talstar P (Talstar One) works great on White Footed Ants! Spray the Talstar around window and door frames, any areas where pipes enter the home, and around the foundation 3 feet up and 3-5 feet out on ground. Please review our detailed article on How to Get Rid of White Footed Ants for more information on eliminating them from your home.