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.
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.
Neither the Talstar P or Demon Max are labeled to be used where animals would graze so we would not recommend applying it areas the micro pig could eat. Instead we would recommend using something like Essentria All Purpose which is an all natural product that is OMRI approved and labeled for pastures and rangeland.
We do not recommend spraying Talstar P on insulation in the crawl space. It should only be applied in cracks and crevices.
There would be no valid reason to mix Talstar P and Termidor SC together. This would nullify the non repellent factor of the Termidor SC. Termidor can only be used 1-2 feet up and out around the home and around entry points for pests and would be the better product for ants, but is not labeled for stink bugs. If you are looking for a product that you can use more freely around your home for ant control as well as other insects, then the Talstar P would be the better option to stick with.
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.
We have a great article here on doing your own quarterly pest control.
Talstar P is not specifically labeled for Orius or Pirte Bugs. Please provide the targeted area for an alternate recommendation. Thank you!
Talstar P does not repel flies. It does kill them when they come in contact with a treated surface or area.
Talstar P (Talstar One) is a wonderful general pesticide. It is labeled to be used on yellow jackets and hornets. You will use 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water. Applications should be done at night when the pests are alight. Spray heavily in areas where they hide and breed. Apply again only if there is new insect activity. This would be an excellent residual product for the yellow jackets and hornets.
If you know where the nests are and can readily reach them, we would recommend using Wasp-X. This product can be used up to 15 feet away from the nest. This product will foam and cover the nest. It will provide a knockdown and fast kill of hornets and yellow jackets.
Talstar P (Talstar One) is diluted with water and then poured onto the soil and sprayed onto the plant itself. We recommend starting with letting the soil dry out between watering as this offers the fastest control in most cases. Please provide the targeted pest for additional tips on treatment.