Talstar P Professional Insecticide should not be applied to any edible vegetation. And edibles that have been sprayed should be discarded and not consumed.
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.
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.
We recommend that you use a separate sprayer for insecticides like Talstar and another one for herbicides in order to prevent possible contamination of either product.
Talstar P is labeled for ticks, however we would recommend you use our Outdoor/Indoor Flea and Tick Kit for the issue that you are asking about. This kit would include everything that is needed to treat both indoors and outdoors for a ticks infestation.
Please see out Treatment Guide for more information on how to get rid of ticks.
Talstar P is effective for treating clover mites. You will need to mix one oz. to one gallon of water per 1,000 sq. ft.
It would be recommended to steam clean the carpets to remove any Talstar P residual as it is not labeled to be broadcasted on carpets.
Yes, Talstar P can be safely used around pets and children as long as you follow the label instructions; all pets and children need to be out of the area while application is being made and they can return as soon as the application is dry.