John from Louisville, Ky writes,
Talstar for Carpet Beetle
I have a carpet beetle problem in my basement. I have use Talstar outside, but have never used it in my house. The carpet beetles seems to be contained in the basement, part of the basement is carpeted - part is not. Is talstar safe to use on the carpet - I have tried other dusts applied topically to the carpet but they are still there.
While the product will not hurt the carpet, Talstar P is not labeled to be broadcast sprayed over carpeted areas for carpet beetle control. Talstar P can only be used as a crack and crevice application indoors. For indoor carpet beetle control you may want to consider a product such as Nyguard Plus. This product contains an insecticide to kill the roaming adults and an insect growth regulator to stop the harder to kill immature beetles from reaching a reproductive state which in turn will break the cycle of infestation. As an added bonus this product also contains a deodorizer for carpet applications.
Answer last updated on: 04/17/2013