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Long from Los Angeles, California writes

Why would you recommend Termidor Sc over Talstar P if they are both supposed to have a long residual?

You mention in one of the Q&A that you recommend Termidor over Talstar, but in the product description it says:Talstar One is formulated for long-lasting effectiveness. Is that the manufacturer description?

Answer:

We make product recommendations based on the type of of area that is being sprayed and also the type of pest that needs to be eliminated. We would need more specific information to be able to tell you why we made the recommendation that we made in that Q&A. We can tell you that for termites and ants in outdoor situations on or close to a structure we almost always recommend Termidor. Termidor has a different active ingredient than Talstar and this active ingredient allows the ants or termites to pick the product up on their bodies and move it back to the nest and spread it to the other insects. Talstar on the other hand will only kill the insects that come into direct contact with treated surfaces. Also Termidor will last about twice as long as Talstar when used as a termite barrier in a trenching treatment. Please let us know if you have more questions about Talstar vs Termidor

Answer last updated on: 02/06/2012

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