Talstar P Professional Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Kamlesh from Chattanooga Tn
    04/26/2012
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    Do you have any product that i can use on monthly basis for protection?
    I just bought a house and i dont have particular kind of bug problem, but i just want to do some on monthly basis like the pest control companies do.
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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 30 outdoors and about 90 days indoors. 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
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  • Asked by Karen
    06/22/2010
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    Are there any adverse effects to birds when using Talstar One?
    I have new tenants moving into my rental property and they have various indoor birds. I have a service that sprays the exterior of the house on a regular basis with Talstar One. With summer coming up, the tenants are concerned about the effect on the birds if they were to leave the windows open when the outside of the house is being treated. Is this product going to have any adverse effect on the birds? Thank you
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    While we do not think the Talstar would hurt the birds, sometimes it is just a matter of perception. Basically if someone thinks the product is likely to hurt their beloved pet, they may think any health issues the pet has in the days, weeks, months following the application is because of the insecticide. We recommend closing the windows while the exterior treatments are being done and then opening them after the application has dried in order to avoid any issues. Talstar is odorless, dries clear and is known to be one of the safest insecticides to use around people and animals.
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  • Asked by Nikki from Westminster, Ca
    10/27/2016
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    Is Talstar P used as a root drench or foilar spray?
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    Talstar P does not work as a systemic insecticide, it's used as a topical spray and it can be applied to ornamental foliage. Talstar P can be used as a mound drench for ant control, please follow the product's label instructions.

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  • Asked by Jeff from Bowie, Md
    04/06/2017
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    How many ounces of Talstar P would I need to use per acre to treat for mosquitoes?
    I am a little confused as to how far one ounce of Talstar and one gallon of water will go when treating my yard. I am going to use the Stihl 450 fogger to apply the Talstar. If I have one acre would the one gallon mix work? Thank you.
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    On average, 1 gallon of mixed solution of Talstar P will cover about 1000 sq/ft, so it would take you about 44 gallons to cover an entire acre at the mix rate of 1 oz per gallon of water. The 1 gallon concentrated will make 128 gallons of finished solution at this rate and will treat the acre approx 3 times.

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  • Asked by Diana from Glen Arm, Md
    06/15/2013
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    Does the liquid reactivate once it gets wet again after the initial application dries?
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    The Talstar stays active after it dries so it does not need to get wet to effectively control the insects. Indoors it will last up to 90 days and outdoors it can typically hold up to the outdoor elements for 30 days at least.
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  • Asked by Chris from Jax, Fl
    07/17/2016
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    Do I need to mix a sticker with Talstar P for spraying indoors?
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    You should only apply surfactants and spreader stickers with Talstar P for exterior applications only.

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  • Asked by Casey from Georgia
    06/04/2013
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    permethrin with talstar p
    can you mix permethrin with talstar in a 1 gallon backpack blower fogger system to treat for mosquitos? would one chemical neautralize the other?
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    There would be no need to mix the two together as it will not make your spray any stronger, and the labels do not permit being mixed with other insecticides. Both products are synthetic pyrethroids and could possibly take away from the effectiveness of each other. If you were to mix anything together to increase your control over mosquitoes, it would be the use of a birth control like NyGuard IGR. This keeps the population from being able to breed and reproduce which cuts back the problem drastically.
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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 John from Pa
    07/19/2015
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    Since Talstar is a residual killer, what would you recommend for an instant knockdown?
    I'm looking for something with instant knockdown on the same variety of pests Talstar can handle.
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    To get a faster initial knockdown when applying Talstar you can add a synergist like ExciteR or Exponent to kill insects on contact during application or you can use either alone.  The residual of Talstar will be left behind, but once the synergist dries will be gone.

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  • Asked by Francisco from 91730
    11/15/2016
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    How much Talstar P do I use for treating ants?
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    Talstar P (Talstar One) is mixed at 1 fl oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft for many listed insects including ants. For more information on treating this insect, please refer to our article on How to Get Rid of Ants for a successful eradication program.

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  • Asked by Diane
    02/28/2011
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    What is the best way to get rid of stink bugs?
    We are located in southeast Pennsylvania, and we have noticed a huge increase in stink bugs. According to some University Entomology sites I have visited, they all state the best method is sealing the building to keep them outside. The area has garden style apartments with lots of grass, trees, shrubbery and mulch around the buildings, all conducive to this type of pest, along with many others such as centipedes. The sites basically state once they are inside a building, the best way to get rid of them is to vacuum them, and obviously not smash them. Is there not something out there that can be sprayed inside that would have a residual effect?
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    There are many products on the market that have a long lasting residual. Unfortunately, all of them will only have very limited results. Stink bugs move into structures to overwinter. They usually squeeze into wall voids, false ceilings, attics and other areas that are inaccessible to people and insecticides. As the heat kicks on in the house, the stink bugs warm up and start becoming active and emerge from hiding, driving residents nuts. Because most folks usually have no idea where the bugs are harboring you can only treat around baseboards, door frames and window frames and hope the insects will emerge where you have sprayed. After they contact the treated areas, it can take several hours for them to die. It is still worth spraying now to get rid of some of the bugs, but you will keep seeing them until spring when they will emerge en masse and leave the building. They do not eat, mate or lay eggs while indoors so need to worry about any damage or future baby stink bugs. This year you can be proactive by stopping these pests before they move in for the winter. You can use Talstar P outdoors around your door frames, window frames, vents, eaves, around the bottom of your foundation, and any other crack or crevice where an insect could gain entry, once a month August-November.
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  • Asked by Kyle from Texas
    09/04/2015
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    What is the dilution rate for Talstar P when treating for chinch bugs? How often should this treatment be done?
    It is obviously for St Augustine lawn. I am trying to find the retreatment interval allowed per label but am not seeing it. Would you be able to let me know? Historically, I have found it necessary to treat these tough bugs twice.
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    When treating for chinch bugs with Talstar P, it is recommended that you do a second treatment 21-30 days after the first treatment. You will use 1 fl. oz. of Talstar P per gallon of water. This will treat 1000 square feet. Be sure to water the product in at least 0.5 inches after it has been applied.

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  • Asked by Wanda from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    01/11/2016
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    Can this product be shipped to Canada?
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    Unfortunately, we do not ship to Canada at this time.  Many of our Canadian customers will have a product shipped to someone in the United States that they happen to know like a friend or family member, and then they forward it onto you in Canada. We do offer FREE shipping within the US. We apologize, but we are unaware of where you can get these products in Canada.

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  • Asked by Jeff from Potomac, Md
    10/01/2013
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    Something growing in my Talstar P
    I have a 3/4 gal bottle of Talstar P. It is one year old. I have used it in my 2 homes and it is very effective. But today, I went to use it and noticed some dark green or grey black splotches in the measuring area of the bottle. There was only residual product in that part. I measured out the amount I needed and when I poured it out, it was somewhat clumpy. Which indicates a fungus growing in there. Just want to know your thoughts. I keep the bottle in my basement in a cabinet, so there is no light hitting the bottle. Thanks!
    A

    We apologize that there appears to be fungus like substance in your bottle of Talstar P. There was an issue with one Lot of 3/4 gallon Talstar from FMC last year. We would be more than happy to ship you a new bottle or refund you for this bottle from the defective Lot. You can call us at 866-581-7378 to follow up of this matter up.

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  • Asked by Brian from Seymour In
    02/15/2013
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    How do I mix Talstar in a mister for mosquito control?
    I am wanting to treat a one acre lawn for mosquitoes. I dont see the application rate for a mister it shows .33 to 1 ounce per gallon per 1,000 square feet. that would be over 43.5 gallon for one acre...i would need to refill about 12.5 times..that seems to be a lot of material for one acre from a backpack mister/blower.
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    The application usage rate that you noted in your question is correct for mosquito control. Most folks do not treat the entire acre but instead choose to treat in the areas where the mosquitoes will actually make contact with a treated area. 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.
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  • Asked by Larry from Anderson, South Carolina
    03/13/2012
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    What should I use for home maintainence to protect from roach, ant, spiders & general bug problems?
    I just fired my pest control company after continued 10 years of service. The cost was skyrocketing and I felt I could do it myself,for less money. I live in Northwestern area of South Carolina (foothills). I am not currently experiencing any problems and want to keep it that way. In the past I have had an occasional roach bug (German, American cockroaches) transit the home (inside) from one side to the other, Also an line of very tiny ants, that may come in from a flower windowbox just outside the kitchen sink. My home is situated on a wooded lot, surrounded by Oak trees. Also, the pest company did occasionally spray around the perimeter of the home for roaches/ants and often applied a granulated bait around the home. The wife is threatening to 'call the pest company' if she see's any roaches. Save me! What products do you recommend?
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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 Gary from Augres Mi
    08/14/2018
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    Will Talstar P kill hornets?
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    Talstar will kill any wasp, bee, or hornet that comes into contact with a treated area.  Keep in mind that this is not a contact kill product, so it can take up to 24 hours for the insect to die after contacting a treated surface. You can also use a product like Wasp Freeze as a contact kill. If you know where any of the nests are located, you can use Wasp Freeze to treat those directly as well. It is best to apply any insecticides in the early morning or evening when the wasps/bees/hornets are least active.  

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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 Jaymarie from Nashville, Tn
    03/21/2016
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    Can Talstar P be used to control bagworms?
    What is the best mix ratio and method for controlling bagworms? Can Talstar be applied with a hose-end sprayer?
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    Talstar P is the #1 recommended product for bagworm control.  You will need to use 1 oz. of Talstar per gallon of water.  Applications should start in April and continue monthly through June. Be sure foliage is sprayed thoroughly to the point of runoff to achieve adequate coverage.  Talstar can be applied with a hose end sprayer, but it is best to use a hand pump sprayer if possible to ensure the most even coverage. 

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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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