The Talstar P Professional Insecticide does state that care should be taken when spraying near or around reptiles. While it isn't directly labeled for them but it is toxic to reptiles like snakes.
Talstar P is our most popular product for general pest control. labeled for over 75 different insects and can be used both inside and outside the home. If any of the rental properties has an active German Roach infestation, a combination of products would be the best approach. Temprid FX Insecticide, in addtion to a roach gel bait and insect growth regulator would be the most effective treatment. Take a look at our Roach Control Kits that contain the best combination of products for 2-3 treatments.
These products are all safe to be used around kids and pets when applied per the product labels and once the application has dried. Keep kids and pets out while treating.
MIxing Tengard with Talstar will not make it last any longer and is not actually recommended. Mixing 2 insecticides together can contaminate an area making it highly repellent where insects will avoid it and neither can do their job of killing the insects. If you want a faster knockdown product, you can add something like Exciter. If you want a longer residual you should use something like Suspend Polyzone which can last up to 90 days on outside surfaces.
Talstar P (Talstar One) can be applied topically monthly for crawling and flying insects and every 5 years for termite applications.
Talstar P Professional Insecticide should only be applied to your property. Only licensed professionals should be treating other areas when hired by those property owners. Here is a great article on mosquitoes for more helpful information.
When applying Talstar P, as long as the area has had time to dry, there should not be any concern. Rooms should remain vacant until the product has had time to dry. Talstar P is ok to use as crack and crevice treatment along 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.
Talstar P (Talstar One) is a non-staining product that should not be applied to wood floors only cracks and crevices as directed indoors.
No, Talstar P Professional Insecticide cannot be used to treat for insects around boats or over areas of water such as lakes, rivers, ponds, etc. Unfortunately, there aren't any insecticides that can be sprayed directly to the outside surface of the boat, as any ingredients they contain could possibly harm the finish on the boat itself. If you have a boat dock, you can spray it with Essentria IC3 which is safe for aquatic life and would be the closest water safe product to Talstar, and covers the same range of insects. Inside the boat itself you can use an aerosol like D-Force to treat crevices and areas under/around seats and places insects tend to hide.
Talstar P is one of the most popular products for mosquito control on the market. Please be sure to review the product label for complete application instructions before use. Normally, it takes a combination of products to fully eradicate the mosquitoes. Please take a moment to review our How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Guide for more information and helpful tips on eradicating this pest.
Yes, Talstar P is labeled for crack and crevice application indoors as well as in crawlspaces. Please refer to the product label for complete application instructions.
Talstar P (Talstar One) can be dispersed in a hose end applicator, hand pump or backpack sprayer for gnats/midges in the lawn. It is also great for treating spiders, centipedes, fire ants and many other insects. We recommend applying 1 oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft as a broadcast and the same rate per mound for drenching for fire ants. NyGuard IGR can be added to the Talstar P and water mix for impeding the reproductive cycle for listed pests. Please take a few minutes to review our treatment article/videos for other tips on a successful eradication program. Please let us know if you need anything else.
How to Get Rid of Gnats/Midges
You can use a product like Talstar P to treat for crickets. Apply Talstar P as a crack and crevice or spot spray to areas where pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas. Do not use as a space spray. Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices. We recommend treating the outside perimeter to help stop insect pests from coming indoors to start with. Apply Talstar P to a band of soil and vegetation 6 to 10 feet wide around and adjacent to the structure. Also, treat the foundation of the structure to a height of 2 to 3 feet.
Talstar P should be used at the highest concentration of 1 oz of Talstar per gallon of water for bedbug treatments. According to the product label: "Thorough application should be made to crack and crevices where evidence of bed bugs occurs. This includes bed frames, box springs, inside empty dressers and clothes closets and carpet edges, high and low wall moldings and wallpaper edges. Do not use this product on bed linens, pillows, mattresses or clothes. Remove all clothes and other articles from dressers or clothes closets before application. Allow all treated areas to thoroughly dry before use. Not recommended for use as sole protection against bedbugs. If evidence of bedbugs is found in/on mattresses, use products approved for this use." As you can see the Talstar P manufacturers do not recommend that you use Talstar P by itself to get rid of bedbugs. The other products that you will need to use in combination with the Talstar P to effectively treat for bedbugs are all included in our Bedbug Kits. Please take a few moments to review our article,' How to Get Rid of Bedbugs' (that also includes videos) for more information on treating bedbugs.