We recommend to wait at least two weeks to apply Talstar P (Talstar One) where Spectracide may have been applied.
There are typically no issues mixing different kinds of sprays together, such as an insecticide and fertilizer or fertilizer with herbicide. We always recommend doing a small jar test for compatability when mixing any products together for the first time, unless the product labels expressly address the tank mix you are using.
There are two things I would caution you against with these mixtures. One is if you are using herbicides for your turfgrass and wanting to use an insecticide for mosquito control at the same time. For mosquito control, you want to use a product like Talstar P on ornamental shrubs, tree branches, etc.; however, you should not spray post-emergent herbicides like Drive, Tenacity, or Trimec on these areas since those herbicides would damage your ornamental plants.
We would also be careful about mixing more than 2 herbicides at one time since this could cause extra stress on your turfgrass.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Talstar P (Talstar One) is a great product that can be used indoors and outdoors to control springtails. You want to mix at a ratio of 1 fl oz per gallon of water. You want to spray the outside perimeter 2-3 feet up and 2-3 feet out, also focus on cracks and crevices and entry points inside. Springtails indicate that there is a moisture issue because they breed in walls or under slabs where a moisture issue may exist. You must locate and correct the moisture problem to get rid of the spring tails because typically insecticides alone will not do the job. You should also take a look at our "How To Get Rid of Springtails" article for further information.
Talstar P can be applied on the ground when there is a small amount of dew. Allow to fully dry prior to rain fall, 24 hrs.
Talstar P should be used when it is dry outside and there is no rain expected within a 24 hour period.
It is not necessary to treat the crawl space with Talstar P unless you are concerned with pests in that area.
The best general pest control can depend on what region you are located in. One of the most popular general pest control products is Talstar P. Talstar has a long residual, so it keeps on killing pests for up to three months after you've applied it. It is also odorless, dries clear, leaves no stains, is non-irritating to the skin, and won't break down easily with rainfall.
Talstar is not labeled for application to carpet and is not recommended for indoor flea control because it is restricted to cracks and crevices only indoors. Ultracide would be a much better choice for indoor flea control. It is our recommendation and industry standard that you vacuum immediately before the application of Ultracide and every day or every other day after the application for the next two weeks. Vacuums can physically remove a decent percentage of flea eggs that are in the carpet, along with much of the organic crud that the flea larvae feed on. The vacuum will also stimulate the flea adults still in their pupa form to quickly emerge as the adult, and at this point perhaps be sucked up in the vacuum or exposed to the Ultraicde application. After two weeks most infestations require that you do a second application of the Ultracide and continue with the vacuuming. You should use a product that is registered to use on your pets for fleas such as Frontline or Advantage. TalstarP can be used effectively outdoors for places where your pets may frequent and also moist shady areas where fleas are likely to develop. Treating outdoors will help prevent your pets from re-infesting your home.