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Courtney from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl writes,

How long does Talstar take to kill ticks?

Once a tick comes in contact with the residual of Talstar, how long will it take for the tick to die? Also, once Talstar is applied to all baseboards, cracks and crevices in the house, how soon will we stop seeking ticks? (We also treated the yard the same day we treated the inside of the house).


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: 10/24/2011

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