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Christopher from Dallas, Texas writes

What does the term "space spray" mean?

I bought Talstar P and read not to use as a space spray. I had fleas in my home and I sprayed all the floors in my home. Is space spraying an outdoor term or does it mean not to spray every space in your home?


Space spray refers to spraying the product into the air instead of directing the product onto a surface. The way you applied Talstar is called a broadcast spray and it is also prohibited by the Talstar P product label for indoor applications. Talstar P should only be used as a crack and crevice spray or spot spray (spot spaying means to make an application to an area that is less than 2 ft x 2 ft). We do carry products that are specifically formulated for fleas on indoor floors. Ultracide and Precor 2000 are always top choices for this type of application. If you prefer to use concentrates Onslaught and Permethrin SFR 36.8% are both labeled to be used indoors as a broadcast spray for flea infestations. We do recommend you add an insect growth regulator such as Precor IGR or Archer IGR to Onslaught or Permethrin SFR to help stop the breeding cycle of fleas while you are trying to eliminate the infestation. An IGR is already included in the aerosol products.

Answer last updated on: 05/09/2012

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