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Nicole from Orlando, Fl writes,

Can Talstar be used to get rid of ticks inside my home? I have small brown ticks crawling up the wall....

Would I spray the entire carpet and let it dry?


Talstar is labeled for ticks and can be applied to indoor cracks and crevices only. It should NOT be applied as an open broadcast on the floor surfaces. How long it takes the ticks to die after they come into contact with a treated area will depend on a number of factors. It will depend on the maturity of the tick as well as how long they stayed on the treated area, how long it has been since the area was treated and the concentration that was used to treat the area. Typically, it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a day or so for them to die. It can take several weeks for you to stop seeing ticks indoors because the ticks like to stay hidden which also means they could be staying out of treated areas and eggs may hatch out prolonging the infestation. We recommend doing follow up treatments every two weeks at the highest usage rate of 1 oz Talstar of product per gallon of water until you do not see any ticks.

Answer last updated on: 01/13/2015

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