Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Wilson from Los Angeles, Ca
    10/12/2016
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    How exactly does Talstar P work?
    Do bugs eat it this product after it dries up or they walk over it and die?
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    Talstar P is a liquid concentrate insectide which contains bifenthrin, a synthetic pyrethroid. Pyrethroids works by disrupting an insect's nervous system causing a weakend state followed by death. Talstar P does not provide an instant knockdown of pests, rather, pests pick up the residual active ingredient by contact, Talstar P is a repellent insecticide since it acts quickly enough that social insects such as ants cannot create a pheromone trail. This mean that Talstar P will be most effective as a barrier with a thorough application. Talstar P residual last up to 3 months. 

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  • Asked by Sheila from Vicksburg, Ms
    05/27/2018
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    Will Talstar P work on flies?
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    Yes, Talstar P will kill any flies that come into contact with a treated surface.  You may want to take a look at our Fly Control Guide for more information on treating and preventing this pest.  

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  • Asked by Jen from Md
    05/18/2015
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    How long does the Talstar P last in storage?
    if i bought it 3 years ago and kept it inside, will it still be good?
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    The standar shelf life if stored properly is 3-5 years so it should certainly still be good for you to use. 
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  • Asked by Clyde from Parrish, Fl
    03/27/2013
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    What is a good pesticide for Florida?
    I live in Florida and would like to know what is a very effective pestiside to use outside. I was also wondering what do the professionals use. So I can do my own pest control. Also we have these very tiny ants that you can barely, you need to get up very close to them and then you can see them crawling on the house. I don't know what they call them but we seem to have quite a bit of them in our area. very tiny tiny ants
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    Our most popular general use product is called Talstar.  It is widely used by pest control companies because it is labeled for almost every insect you could have a problem with including ants and you can use it outside the home as well as inside, it is odorless and very safe for use around children and pets.  It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water in a one gallon hand pump sprayer.  It will last for 60 to 90 days outside in between treatments.  It is also labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests including Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, and other leaf eating pests.
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  • Asked by Barbara from Miami
    07/24/2016
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    Will Talstar kill chiggers?
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    Yes, Talstar P is labeled to kill chiggers. You will mix one ounce per gallon per 1,000 sq ft and it has an outdoor residual of 30 days.

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  • Asked by Jerry from United States
    07/25/2012
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    I intend to use Talastar P liquid in my yard for chinch bugs. Does it require watering in?
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    According to the Talstar P product label:

    Chinch Bugs infest the base of grass plants and are often found in the thatch layer. Irrigation of the grass area before treatment will optimize the penetration of the insecticide to the area where the chinch bugs are located. Use higher volume applications if the thatch layer is excessive or if a relatively long
    mowing height is being maintained. Chinch Bugs can be one of the most difficult pests to control in grasses and the higher application rates (Up to 1 fluid oz. per 1000 square feet) may be required to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the middle of the summer.

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  • Asked by Todd
    10/05/2011
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    Can I pour Talstar around a tree to try and poison the pests within?
    I have seen signs of the emerald ash borer on our property. Now I also am seeing signs of the asian longhorn beetle in our maple and pine trees. If I pour this around the tree and the tree drinks it up will it then kill these pests as they eat the wood from the inside? I have never seen these bugs on the outside of the tree but the signs of the asian longhorn beetle are hard to miss.
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    Talstar P will not work as a systemic insecticide and will not eliminate insects inside the tree. You will need to purchase a product that contains imidacloprid such as Merit 75 WSP, Adonis 75 WSP, Adonis 2F, Dominion 2L, Criterion 75 WSP and Fertilome Tree and Shrub Systemic. Each of these products will work systemically to help treat for Emerald Ash Borers and Asian Long Horned Beetles but the application and usage rate will vary so you should read the product label of the product you are considering and make sure you are comfortable with the application before purchasing. Systemic products can take several weeks to translocate through a plant. Trees that have not been infested with these beetles can be protected with topical bark sprays like the Talstar P. We recommend you contact your local cooperative extension office and speak to the master gardener or entomologist on staff to find out when the best time to apply a systemic and/or a bark spray would be as this varies from region to region. Heavily infested trees may need to be taken down and chipped or burned to help save the neighboring trees.
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  • Asked by Angela from Statesville, Nc
    04/15/2017
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    I'm about to use Talstar P for bagworms. If half of an evergreen tree has turned brown will it survive after the bagworms are eliminated?
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    We apologize, but there is no way we can say for sure if the tree will survive.  We recommend that you contact a local arborist with your cooperative extension office to determine the extent of the damage of the tree.  Talstar is labeled for a foliar spray starting in April through June. 

    Bagworm recommendations:

    It is important to start control methods before a major infestation occurs. Once the bagworms have matured and have formed the "bag" most chemical control methods will no longer work.

    You can manually control bagworms by simply plucking them off of the infested trees and dropping them into a bucket of soapy water or squishing them.  This control method is most useful during fall, winter and early spring, before the eggs inside the bag have hatched.

    Chemical control may be achieved when the larvae are small and just emerging from the over-wintering bag.  Use a concentrated liquid insecticide such as Talstar or Tempo. Foliage should be thoroughly wetted with the insecticide spray in order to achieve thorough coverage.  When doing an insecticide treatment, timing is key. To find out the correct time of year to treat for bagworms in your region contact you local Cooperative Extension office. These offices can prove to be invaluable when treating for insect pests.

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  • Asked by Craig from Nc
    08/07/2013
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    Can I put Talstar directly on my dog?
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    Talstar is not labeled to be applied to any type of animal.  If you are trying to treat your dog for felase we do carry several products that are labeled for use on dogs, you can find them here.  Our most popular product is the PetCor Flea Spray.  Petcor Flea Spray contains Precor IGR, an insect growth regulator that targets fleas in the egg and larval stages of development. As a result, pre-adult fleas cannot produce new infestations of breeding, biting adults.
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  • Asked by Eric from Alabama
    08/07/2013
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    What is your very best general bug protection for outside use?
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    Our most popular general use product is called Talstar.  It is widely used by pest control companies because it is labeled for almost every insect you could have a problem with and you can use it outside the home as well as inside, it is odorless and very safe for use around children and pets.  It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water in a one gallon hand pump sprayer.  It will last for 60 to 90 days outside in between treatments.  It is also labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests including Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, and other leaf eating pests. Talstar is also available in a granule formula called Talstar PL if you prefer to use granules.
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  • Asked by Mike from Fayetteville, Nc
    02/01/2012
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    Can I use a two gallon sprayer to apply Talstar One?
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    Yes, you can use any size sprayer to apply Talstar.  You typically mix 1 ounce per gallon of water, so if you are using a 2 gallon sprayer and going to fill it all of the way, then you would mix 2 ounces with the 2 gallons of water.
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  • Asked by Jorge from Picayune, Ms
    09/03/2013
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    Talstar On Ortho hose end sprayer
    Can you please specify the correct setting to use on an Ortho hose end sprayer using Talstar P, and how far or how much to cover with that setting. I bought the product from DoMyOwnPestControl and have used it on a 2 gallons sprayer under a deck where the dogs stay the most time. I am still getting fleas and want to apply it on my lawn. I tried using it but did not seem to be absorbed good through the hose end sprayer, maybe because Talstar is too thick? Also, do I need to calcute how much water comes out of the sprayer ?? Thank you for your prompt attention.
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    You can use a hose end sprayer to apply the Talstar P, but we are not familiar with the Ortho model so we do not know what specifics to give you, we would recommend contacting that manufacturer directly for accurate setting instructions.  You want to dilute 1 fl oz Talstar P into one gallon of water. One gallon of mixed solution will treat approx. 1,000 square feet
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  • Asked by Terence from Stamford,ct
    04/16/2014
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    Will Talstar work against camel crickets
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     Talstar P will kill camel 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.
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  • Asked by S. from Jackson, Nj
    09/12/2011
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    We have ants, grubs, and black widow spiders around our yard. Is there one product to kill them all?
    We have a half acre of property to cover so I need something that will cover a large area. I also need the product to be safe for animals since I have a small dog.
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    Talstar P would be a great product for you to use for the spiders and the ants on your property. Talstar P can be used in your yard, around the perimeter of your home and also inside your home when needed and it is safe for use around pets. Since grubs live underground they must be treated with a product that will target them where they live. We do have several products that are specifically labeled for grub worms on our website: Grub Worm Control. We also recommend that you contact your local cooperative extension office and inquire about the best time to start treatments for grubs in your region.
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  • Asked by Ott from Katy, Tx
    08/23/2013
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    Which is better for an outside barrier? Demand CS or Telstar P
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    Both talstar P and Demand CS are great products. Demand CS is micorencapsulated so the active ingredient is released slowly over time, making for a longer lasting residual.
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  • Asked by Duane from Meridian, Idaho
    05/13/2014
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    Will Talstar P and Bifen IT be the best choice for mosquitos, spiders and other general pests?
    Hello... Last "mid summer" I used Talstar liquid all around the house, patio and deck as well as my shop building to try and control ants, spiders and other bugs in general. I also used Bifen granules in the yard and shrub areas. Between those two products, it seem to work very well for the bulk of the summer season, even on Mosquitoes. I'm out of the granules and low on the Talstar and need to get more but my question is: Is there something that I should be using instead of the Talstar and Bifen that would work better yet? We're in Idaho and the main insects I'd like to stop are the ants, all spiders in general and the mosquitoes. I realize there are many other insects that these products kill as well which is good but you have so many products available and at all seem to overlap in killing different types if insects that I'm having a hard time deciding on what would be the best to use this again year. Thanks much, Duane Walker
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    Talstar P or Bifen IT mixed with NyGuard IGR would be a great choice for mosquito control and they are also labeled for spiders and other listed insects. You will mix an ounce per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft per month on the exterior of the structure. During mosquito season, you will add 3ml to the Talstar P or Bifen IT and it will last for 7 months. It is an insect growth regulator and does not have to be applied as often as the insecticide concentrate.
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  • Asked by Jonas
    09/26/2010
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    Does Talstar P work on killing the brown marmorated stink bug?
    This seemingly useless creature is a real pest. Please help! Thanks very much
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    Talstar P will kill stinkbugs. You should dilute one ounce of Talstar P per gallon of water. You will use a hand pump sprayer to 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. As the stink bugs crawl over the treated area, they will receive a lethal does of the insecticide and usually die within a few hours. You should treat every month starting in August and ending in November for best results.
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  • Asked by Frederick
    04/14/2010
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    What is the difference between Phantom and Talstar P?
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    Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that also has a transfer effect and is especially useful for insects that are social or extra sensitive like ants, roaches or bedbugs. Talstar P on the other hand will have a faster knockdown rate and is a bit more versatile as it can be used in more areas and for a wider variety of insects. When trying to decide which insecticide to use you need to know: 1. What are you trying to eliminate? 2. What areas need to be treated? After you answer those questions, read the product labels to make sure the pest and the treatment area are both listed. If you still need help deciding you can call us at 866-581-7378.

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  • Asked by C.
    05/27/2011
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    Can Talstar one be used on fruit trees? If so what concentrate?
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    No. Talstar cannot be used on anything edible, fruits or vegetables.  We do however have many products that are labeled for gardens and fruit bearing trees.  One of our most popular is our Malathion 55% Spray. 
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  • Asked by Mark from Denver, Co
    04/04/2013
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    What product to use on evergreen trees and aspens to protect against insects?
    I want to protect my landscaping trees from insects. None of the plants are edible.
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    Talstar P is a great general use insecticide and can be used on trees, bushes and other ornamental plants and it labeled for many kinds of plant infesting insects. You should note that almost all insecticides have the potential to make evergreen trees loose a bit of their color.
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