Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Denny from Sharpsburg, Ga
    07/11/2012
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    Will Talstar P harm Anole Lizards?
    We have anoles in our organic vegetable garden and we don't want to harm them. Will they be harmed by this chemical, when it is sprayed on the house and windows?
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    As long as the lizards are not sprayed directly with Talstar they should not suffer any ill effects from the use of the product. You may notice a reduction in the lizards however as their food source (insects) will be reduced or eliminated by using Talstar P.
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  • Asked by Bryson from Vineyard, Ut
    06/09/2015
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    Where do I spray Talstar P for mosquitoes?
    We are building a patio in our backyard for a fire pit. Should we spray the furniture and surrounding fence to keep the mosquitos and other flies away from it? Is it safe to spray on a vinyl fence?
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    Talstar P can be mixed at 1 oz per gallon of water and be applied once a month to the exterior of the structure. We do not recommend applying it to any furniture. We suggest applying it to all non-edible shrubery and the tree foliage (especially targeting the undersides of the leaves). You can spray around window frames, door frames, the siding and lawn.
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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 Natalia from Moreno Valley, Ca
    06/25/2012
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    Will Talstar P harm little lizards living around my house?
    I have a few little lizards living around my house. I bought Talstar Professional and plan to use it around, so I wanted to find out whether it will harm those lizards (which I wouldn't like to do). Could you please advice me? Thank you.
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    As long as Talstar p is not sprayed directly on the lizards the product should not cause them harm. You will see a reduction of the little lizards however because by spraying Talstar P you will be eliminating their food source near your home and the lizards will naturally go in search of better hunting grounds.
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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 Jamie from Maryville, Tn
    03/15/2012
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    How long should I wait to spray Talstar outdoors after it rains?
    It rained last night, (early am). The grass & ground look dry, & the suns has been out for hours.
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    As long as the grass and other areas are dry it is okay to go ahead and spray Talstar P.
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  • Asked by Abdul
    09/22/2010
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    What is the best thing to use to get rid of white flies?
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    Talstar P is our most popular product for white fly. It is important to spray the underside of the leaves on infested plants for effective control. Heavily infested leaves should be plucked off the plant and tossed in a bucket of soapy water.
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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 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 Arnold from Kona, Hi
    12/06/2011
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    I know Talstar when dry is pet safe; however, if i use it in my yard and it rains what are the effects then?
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    Once Talstar has had a chance to dry completely it will not reconstitute and it will not pose a higher risk to your pets when it rains.
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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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  • Asked by David
    07/28/2013
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    To use with a hose end sprayer, would you pour Talstar directly into the container, then set to 1 fl/ounce?
    The application is for psyllids on shrubs. resistor
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    Yes, you can use Talstar with a Hose end sprayer. You can pour the Talstar directly into the hose end sprayer tank and set the dial setting.
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  • Asked by Dave
    05/31/2011
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    Can Talstar P be used in a hose-end sprayer to treat the outdoor areas?
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    Yes Talstar P can be used in a hose end sprayer as long as the hose end sprayer can be properly calibrated to spray the correct amount of product per gallon of water.
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  • Asked by Mike
    07/16/2010
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    Will Talstar P harm small lizards and geckos that live outside around our house?
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    If the lizards are sprayed directly with the Talstar P it may cause them harm. If they travel over dried deposits of the Talstar P it would be less likely to cause any issues.
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