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Talstar P (Talstar One)

Talstar P (also known as Talstar, Talstar One or Talstar Professional) Multi-Insecticide with bifenthrin is one of the most trusted and widely-used insecticides by pest control professionals today, and now available to you for DIY pest control.

The name Talstar P/Talstar One means one professional solution for everything: Talstar insecticide kills over 75 insect pests and can be used for indoor pest control, outdoor pest control, food handling areas, turf and ornamental treatments, in the yard as a yard spray to treat fleas or other yard pests, and even for termite control.

Talstar has a long residual, so it keeps on killing pests for over three months after you've sprayed it. Plus, Talstar One is odorless, dries clear, leaves no stains, is non-irritating to the skin, and won't break down easily with rainfall. For termites, ants, mosquitoes, roaches, beetles, spiders, and everything in-between, Talstar insecticide is simply fantastic. 1 Qt. concentrate yields 32-96 finished gallons. Application of Talstar P requires a sprayer.

Active Ingredient: Bifenthrin 7.9%
Target pests: Talstar P (Talstar One) controls over 75 different pests -- everything from stink bugs, bed bugs, spiders, mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks and fleas to pillbugs, chinch bugs, earwigs, millipedes, Dichondra Flea Beetles, spittlebugs and more
* See label for complete list
For use in: Inside, outside, around the perimeter, food handling areas, lawns, turf and ornamental trees and shrubs
NOT for use on food and vegetable gardens
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on label - Safe when dry
Yield: .5 to 1 ounce per gallon of water per 1000 square feet
Formulation: Professional Product
Manufactured By: FMC

How Talstar Pro (Talstar One) Works

Talstar P is a liquid concentrate insecticide which contains bifenthrin, a synthetic pyrethroid. Pyrethroids work by disrupting an insect's nervous system causing a weakened state followed by death. Talstar P does not provide an instant knockdown of pests, rather, pests pick up the residual active ingredient by contact. Talstar P is a repellent insecticide since it acts quickly enough that social insects such as ants cannot create a pheromone trail. This means that Talstar P will be most effective as a barrier with a thorough application. Talstar P residual can last up to 3 months.

Talstar Target Pests

Talstar P (Talstar One) controls over 75 different pests -- everything from stink bugs, bed bugs, spiders, mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks and fleas to pillbugs, chinch bugs, earwigs, millipedes, Dichondra Flea Beetles, spittlebugs and more. It is very effective on Japanese Beetles, clover mites, ants, termites, spiders, scorpions, roaches, army worms, mealybugs, mites, grasshoppers, pillbugs, cutworms, sod webworms, weevils, leaf miners, box elder bugs, bees, wasps, sowbugs, crickets, and turf and ornamental pests. Please see below for complete list.

PESTS CONTROLLED WITH Talstar P: Adelgids, American Dog Tick, Annual Bluegrass Weevil, Ants, Aphids, Armyworms, Bagworms, Banks Grass Mite, Bedbugs, LadyBeetle, Bees, Beet Armyworm, Beetles, Billbugs (adult), Biting Flies, Black Turfgrass Ataenuis, (Adult), Black Vine Weevil, Boxelder Bugs, Brown Soft Scales, Broad Mites, Budworms, California Red Scale, Carpenter Ants, Centipedes, Chiggers, Chinch Bugs, Cicadas, Cigarette Beetles, Citrus Thrips, Clover Mites, Cockroaches, Crane Flies, Crickets, Cutworms, Dermestid Beetles, Diaprepes, Dichondra Flea Beetles, Earwigs, Elm Leaf Beetles, European Red Mite, Fall Webworms, Fire Ants, Firebrats, Fleas, Flea Beetles, Flies, Flour Beetles, Fungus Gnats (adults), Gnats, Grain Weevils, Grasshoppers, Gypsy Moth Caterpillars, Hornets, Imported Fire Ants, Indian Meal Moths, Japanese Beetles, Lace Bugs, Leaf Feeding Caterpillars, Leafhoppers, Leafrollers, Lesser Grain Borers, Mealybugs, Merchant Grain Beetles, Midges, Millipedes, Mites, Mole Cricket, Mosquitoes, Moths, Old House Borers, Orchid Weevil, Pecan Leaf Scorch Mite, Pillbugs, Pine Shoot Beetle, Plant Bugs, Powder Post Beetles, Psocids, Psyllids, Rice Moths, Sawfly larvae, Sawtoothed Grain Beetles, Scale Crawlers, Scorpions, Silverfish, Sod Webworms, Sowbugs (Pillbugs), Spider Mites, Spiders (including Black Widow, Brown Recluse and Hobo Spiders), Spittlebugs, Springtails, Stored Product Pests, Tent Caterpillars, Termites, Thrips, Ticks (including Brown Dog Ticks), Tip Moths, Tobacco Moths, Treehoppers, Twig Borers, Warehouse Beetles, Vinegar (Fruit) Flies, Wasps, Weevils, Whiteflies, Wood-infesting beetles

Target Uses of Talstar P (Talstar One)

Talstar P is an ideal broad-spectrum insecticide for prevention, maintenance, or active infestations of over 75 pests. Talstar P provides a long-lasting barrier around the perimeters of structures for crawling insects such as ants, beetles, and roaches; protects ornamental plants from hazardous pests like mealybugs; helps control nuisance flying insects such as mosquitoes; protects lawns from turf pests such as chinch bugs; and even has an expanded label to include treatment of stink bugs. See below for complete list of approved usage sites.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Bifenthrin 7.9%

Talstar P (Talstar One) Application Instructions

Inside, outside, and around the perimeter of structures, food handling areas, lawns, turf and ornamental trees and shrubs. NOT for use on food and vegetable gardens.  Talstar is best applied with a sprayer. Always read the label completely before use.


1 pint (16 oz.) concentrate yields 16-32 gallons of finished solution.

1 quart (32 oz.) concentrate yields 32-96 gallons of finished solution.

¾ gallon (96 oz.) concentrate yields 96-192 gallons of finished solution.

1 gallon (128 oz.) concentrate yields 128-256 gallons of finished solution or covers 128,000 to 256,000 square feet for broadcast application.

Standard Application Dilution Rates / Mixing Rates for Talstar P:

  • 0.33 oz./gallon of water – 0.02% - prevention, low level infestions
  • 0.5 oz./gallon of water – 0.031% – general indoor or outdoor use
  • 1.0 oz./gallon of water - 0.06% - severe infestations, less frequent treatments, longer residual, quicker knockdown
  • 1 gallon of finished solution should cover 1,000 square feet when using a hand pump sprayer.

*See the video above for general use mixing and application instruction using a sprayer like the Chapin premier 1 gallon sprayer.

Talstar P is for use in the following areas:

Indoors and outdoors on residential, institutional, public, commercial, and industrial buildings, greenhouses, animal confinement facilities/livestock premises, kennels, food handling establishments, and lawns, ornamentals, parks, recreational areas and athletic fields; trees, shrubs, foliage plants, non-bearing fruit and nut trees, and flowers in greenhouses, interiorscapes, including hotels, shopping malls, office buildings, etc., and outdoor plantscapes, such as around residential dwellings, parks, institutional buildings, recreational areas, athletic fields and home lawns (Non-bearing crops are perennial crops that will not produce a harvestable raw agricultural commodity during the season of application); feed and food handling establishments, animal confinement facilities, kennels, confined animal feeding operations, livestock premises, and in/around/under structures


Use 0.33 to 1 fluid oz. per gallon of water for residual pest control in buildings and structures and on modes of transport. Apply either as a crack and crevice, pinstream, spot, coarse, low pressure spray (25 psi or less) or with a paint brush.

Apply as a coarse, low pressure, crack and crevice or spot spray to areas where pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas.

*Do not use as a space spray.

*Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices.

*Limit repeat application to no more than once per seven days.

Talstar P may be converted to a foam for residual treatment of voids or as a spot spray when visual marking of application is desired.

For bedbug control - Thorough application should be made to crack and crevices where evidence of bed bugs occurs. This includes bed frames, boxsprings, inside empty dressers and clothes closets and carpet edges, high and low wall moldings and wallpaper edges. Do not use this product on bed linens, pillows, mattresses or clothes. Remove all clothes and other articles from dressers or clothes closets before application. Allow all treated areas to thoroughly dry before use. Not recommended for use as sole protection against bedbugs. If evidence of bedbugs is found in/on mattresses, use products approved for this use.


General application for crawling pests - Mix 0.5 or 1 oz. of Talstar P in one gallon of water and apply to the outside foundation of the home, approx. 3 feet up the side of the house and 2 feet out from the house. Also spray entry points into the home such as around windows, pipes, doorways, etc. For general preventative treatment, apply Talstar P once every 3 months.

*Repeat applications should be limited to no more than once per seven days when using 0.33 oz./gal. of water. For the high use rate of 1.0 oz. per gallon of water, do not apply more than once every four weeks.

Mosquitos - In addition to the treatment around the foundation of the home as mentioned above, spray Talstar P on the underside of leaves on the lower-hanging branches of trees around the backyard or area where mosquitoes are a problem.  You can also spray the underside of leaves on shrubs and ornamentals. Do not apply when wind speed exceeds 10 MPH.

Higher application volumes may be used to obtain the desired coverage of dense vegetation or landscaping materials.

Bagworms – Use 0.125 to 0.25 oz. per 1,000 square feet (or 5.4 - 10.8 oz. per 100 gal.). Apply as a full coverage foliar spray. Use of a Chapin Slide Pump Sprayer will help reach higher into trees. Apply when larvae begin to hatch and spray larvae directly. Applications when larvae are young will be most effective.

Chinch bugs – Use 0.5 to 1.0 oz. per 1,000 square feet. Chinch Bugs infest the base of grass plants and are often found in the thatch layer. Irrigation of the grass area before treatment will optimize the penetration of the insecticide to the area where the chinch bugs are located. Use higher volume applications if the thatch layer is excessive or if a relatively long mowing height is being maintained. Chinch Bugs can be one of the most difficult pests to control in grasses and the higher application rates (Up to 1 fluid oz. per 1000 square feet) may be required to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the middle of the summer.

Lawn applications – A hose end sprayer like the Chapin hose end sprayer may be used to apply Talstar P for lawn pests. Use up to 1.0 oz. per 1,000 square feet. Higher volume applications may be more effective with some pests, so you may want to calibrate the sprayer to a lower rate (for example, 0.25 oz/gal.) and use more water to cover a 1,000 square foot area.

Stink Bugs – Talstar P has an expanded label for treatment of Stink Bugs indoors, outdoors, on lawns, and on ornamental plants. Use 0.33 to 1.0 oz/gal. of water and treat around door frames, window frames, vents, eaves, around the bottom of your foundation, and any other crack or crevice where an insect could gain entry, once a month August-November.

Termite Applications- Talstar P may be used for pre-construction or post-construction prevention of subterranean termites. Use 1.0 oz/gal. of water (0.06% solution) for most termite applications. For preconstruction horizontal barriers (such as under a concrete slab), use 1 gallon of solution per 10 square feet. For perimeter barrier treatments, use 4 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet. See our article How to Do a Termite Treatment, for further instructions on perimeter termite treatments. See product label for full instructions on using Talstar P to control subterranean termites.

Talstar Features

  • Pet safe when dry
  • Virtually no odor or staining
  • Easy to remember mixing rate
  • Convenient squeeze and pour container makes measuring and mixing easy
  • Talstar P Professional Insecticide may be tank-mixed with adjuvants and with other pesticides, including insect growth regulators.
  • Talstar One is tough on pests and easy on everything else: Talstar One multi-insecticide is water based and contains no alpha cyano group. That means you can use it inside and out. You can apply it to a larger perimeter area.
  • Non-irritating, non-staining and contains no odorous or plant-damaging solvents.
  • Compatible with herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and liquid fertilizers.
  • Once it dries, it is virtually impossible to tell where it has been sprayed. So there are no unsightly residues and phytotoxicity.
  • Talstar One is tough on ants and general household pests, but easy on the household.
  • Talstar One is labeled for over 75 different pests and provides fast knockdown and long-lasting control of even the toughest lawn and ornamental pests.
  • Talstar multi-insecticide creates a long-lasting barrier against insect pests.  Keep roaches, ants and other insects out of your home in the first place by treating the perimeter foundation every 2-3 months.
  • Talstar One is labeled for food-handling areas such as kitchens, restaurants, supermarkets and food processing plants.

*Talstar One has one of the most complete labels of any insecticide:
Talstar has a broad label you can count on. A true miticide, Talstar One controls over 75 different pests -- everything from spiders, mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks and fleas to pillbugs, chinch bugs, earwigs and millipedes. It provides fast knockdown and long lasting control of even the toughest lawn and ornamental pests. Plus, it controls all species of ants knocking them out and keeping them out with long-lasting residual.

*Talstar One multi-insecticide is the only insecticide you'll ever need.
Talstar One insecticide has all the features and benefits you've come to rely on from the Talstar® brand of products. It has the proven performance and protection of its active ingredient, bifenthrin. It has long residual control of termites and 75 other pests. Its broad label includes everything from pre- and post-construction termite treatment, indoor and outdoor pest control, turf and ornamental applications, and food-handling areas.

*Talstar One is formulated for long-lasting effectiveness.
Talstar One multi-insecticide has the active ingredient bifenthrin, which has a unique chemical structure like that of no other pyrethroid. For termite control, that means the longest average residual in the industry and a retreat rate well below industry averages. In fact, Talstar One is averaging more than 12 years at 100% control in all USDA testing sites and 16 years and still counting at USDA sites in Florida and Arizona. Plus it provides a barrier that termites can't penetrate, for superior structural protection.

Extra Tips for Using Talstar P (Talstar One)

  • Allow at least 30 minutes after application before allowing pets or children into treatment area. For best results, allow 24 hours after outdoor application before expected rainfall or watering. Some outdoor applications may require irrigation before or after application.
  • Use with an IGR such as NyGuard IGR for control of all life stages of insects such as fleas.
  • Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
  • Concentrate should be viable for 3-5 years. If separation occurs, shake well before using.
  • Do not apply more than 1 oz. Talstar P per 1,000 square feet.

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  • 178 of 185 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Works better than Diazinon
    By Jay on September 18, 2008

    I bought a quart of Talstar One two years ago. It works better than I would've imagined. I spray around the perimeter of house about 2-3 times a year and it keeps any and all pests away. I used Diazinon before but those results pale in comparison to Talstar One. I hope you have this product for a long time to come.

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  • 148 of 157 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Does not break down quickly in sunlight
    By William on July 2, 2008

    Talstar P is an excellent product because it is so persistent and does not break down. Most phosphor based products break down the moment they are expose to sunlight. This one will not. We have an open ditch behind our property that used to be the home to millions of mosquitoes - not anymore. I spray about 200 ft of the ditch in either direction twice a year, using a total of perhaps 30 oz of Talstar a year, and we have been mosquito free for three years.

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  • 146 of 153 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Great Stuff
    By Linda in Prescott, AZ on April 30, 2010

    We live in the high desert of Northern AZ where there are scorpions, millipedes and lots of other nasty insects. Within a matter of weeks after moving into our new house the scorpions started showing up inside the house. We have several dogs and cats and I was concerned for their safety as well as our own. A friend recommended a professional pest control company and things improved dramatically after the first treatment. We signed up for regular treatment which was every 3 months. Unfortunately, it was to their schedule which seemed to constantly change and it became extremely inconvenient for us. They would even want to spray while it was raining. The last time the pest control guy was here my husband asked what they used and the guy was more than willing to tell him that it was Talstar P. After my husband told me the name I Googled it and found DoMyOwnPestControl. We then decided to do our own pest control and not be at the mercy of someone elses schedule. It's very easy, effective and, needless to say, costs a LOT less money - one quart lasted us almost two years and cost about the same as one of the pest control company's visits. More importantly we spray at the optimum time and under the best weather conditions.

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  • 96 of 99 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Read the directions, spray it yourself & save big!
    By Karen in Georgia on July 23, 2009

    It seems our entire street lives on an ant hill, because we could not keep those varmints out for long. I was paying $75 per quarter for pest control in our house and outside as well. I read the directions, applied a band around the outside perimeter, windows and doorways of our home and I have not seen one bug, ant, or anything for the past 2 months. We have had rainy and exceptionally dry weather, too. I highly recommend Talstar One.

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  • 75 of 81 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Best I have ever used!
    By Umar on October 30, 2008

    Talstar P (talstar one) is the best I have ever used in pest control. I swear by it.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  working great
    By Lisa in plainfield, il on April 24, 2015

    I get ants every year, haven't seen one yet!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  NO MORE MOSQUITOS!
    By Dave in Peoria, AZ on April 23, 2015

    We had a mosquito problem. The mosquitoes in the Phoenix area are small and fast. We could not go outside without putting on repellant or using mosquito coils. I had tried the big box stores products but they were only slightly effective and were expensive in relation to their coverage and frequent reapplication became a pain in the a** due to the low coverage area per tank. After using this product at the highest recommended dilution rate I am happy to report that within 12 hours we had no mosquitoes! Plus no grasshoppers, crickets or ground spiders! It has been 10 days since spraying all patio surfaces, walls and foundation (up 2 -3 feet), eaves, yard, potted plants and their soil (not vegetable garden), trees and small palms. You do not have to have complete coverage, just most areas as the insects will eventually come in contact with a treated area. It has been 10 days since application and have not had to apply repellant or light coils since. I can now go outside without fear of being attacked. I have not been bitten once and am outdoors for hours every day. We do still see bugs flying around the yard lights at night but I believe they are attracted from adjacent properties and will eventually land on the treated areas and die. Additionally, some of our potted plants have perked up due to the killing of the subterranean insects that were feeding on them. I am very happy with this product and have recommended it to friends who are paying $80 per month to pest control companies. I will have to post a followup as to the residual effects of this product.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Talstar P
    By Charles in Erwinville, Louisiana on April 7, 2015

    Great product the best I have ever used and believe I tried several ant control products over the years

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Satisfied
    By I in Louisiana on April 7, 2015

    Product was shipped in a reasonable time. Jug measuring chamber is very useful for proper dosage assurance. Product seems to be performing well after first use (used the 1oz/gal of water concentration). Application was done with a standard two gallon Roundup spray jug with wand.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Talstar P
    By Bruce in Laplace, La on April 1, 2015

    Purchased this product to keep fire ants and fleas out of my yard. Sprayed three weeks ago and so far no ant nest have returned to the yard.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  kills chinch bugs
    By Linda in Palm Bay, Fl on April 1, 2015
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    Before using Talstar P, I tried other insecticide products which were not effective. I had a yearly problem with chinch bugs which killed my St. Augustine grass. (I live in central Florida). I use a sprayer that dilutes the product and it's very easy to apply.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Have used for years
    By Dr in Dallas on March 6, 2015
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    Switch of for whitefly

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Talstar P
    By G in Blairsville,Georgia on March 4, 2015
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    I have been using Talstar P for about 5 years now and I will never use anything else because this works so well on most everything that crawls or flies. It even kills wasps and yellow jackets, it's not instantaneous, but it will kill the nest. I originally bought Talstar to get rid of scorpions. It does a great job of keeping them out of the house as long as you apply every three months around the perimeter of the house out about two to three feet from foundation. I also spray a bead along all the baseboards inside the house. So far, I have very,very few bugs of any kind in the house. This also works in the yard on fire ants. We have inside pet birds and it has had no ill effect on them, I use very low tank pressure to keep any type of mist to a minimum when spraying inside. Great stuff!!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Pesticide
    By Scott in Fort Lauderdale florida on March 3, 2015

    Great price. Fast delivery and free shipping

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Good Product/fast service
    By John in dallas, or on February 18, 2015

    I recieved the product promptly and used it about a week later. Seems to have greatly aleviated my problem with carpenter ants. I have lived here for just over 2 years and never treated for ants. But now ill be treating regularly to keep things under control.

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June 4, 2010 James asked:

QWhat is the correct mixture of Talstar P for indoor and outdoor prevention.
The mixture would be for roaches,silverfish,and ants etc. We have tree roaches and have controlled them with a professional exterminator till now. We will use inside and outside.

AFor the initial application and in areas where pest populations are high you should use 1 oz of Talstar per gallon of water for indoor and outdoor use. For maintenance applications you can use 1/2 ounce of Talstar per gallon of water.

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March 15, 2011 Lucinda asked:

QWhat is the shelf life of Talstar P? How long does the unused portion of the pesticide retain it's strength and effectiveness after opening?

AThe manufacturer gives Talstar P  a shelf life of 3 years as long as you keep the top on the bottle and you do not store it in direct sunlight or in extreme temperatures.

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October 15, 2010 John asked:

QIs Talstar safe near dogs and cats?

ATalstar P is safe to use around animals as long as they are out of the area while you are spraying. They can return as soon as the area is dry. Talstar P is odorless, dries clear, leaves no stains, is non-irritating to the skin, and will not break down easily with rainfall.

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July 2, 2011 Harold asked:

QWhat are mixing instructions for Talstar P per gallon of water?

AIt depends on the pest you are treating for, but for the most part you would typically use 1 oz. per gallon of water.  The bottle of Talstar P comes with a convenient measuring device on the bottle for easy use.

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September 2, 2010 Peter asked:

QWhich product is more recommended for termites Talstar P or Termidor SC?
My home was originally treated with Talstar 72 from the builder 5 years ago.

ATermidor SC is the #1 termite product on the market. When used as an in-ground barrier treatment, Termidor SC will protect your home or business for over 10 years. Termidor SC is completely undetectable by termites and once termites touch it they contact, ingest and spread the termiticide until it eliminates the entire colony. Termidor SC controls all types of termites including subterranean, formosan, and drywood termites. Talstar P lasts for about 5 years in the ground and works as a repellent, killing only those insects that come into contact with the treated area.

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April 16, 2015 Jim from Darien, Georgia asked:

QWhat kills sand gnats and what kills Yellow flies or deer flies?

A We would recommend choosing a product that is specifically labeled for gnats or midges such as Talstar P or Onslaught. Both of these products are labeled for biting gnats and midges and can be sprayed over the lawn. Flying insects are hard to control because they do not readily come into contact with the areas where you have sprayed the insecticide, so it important to spray areas where the tiny flies actually land or hang out. These products will also kill yellow flies or deer flies.

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April 14, 2015 Cheryl from Aberdeen, Maryland . 21001 asked:

QWill Talstar kill bag worms on my leyland cypress trees?
I have 16 trees about 12 foot ht. How much do I need to spray?

A Talstar P is the #1 recommended product for bagworm control. TalstarP is known to have a very low toxicity for mammals making it safe to use around people and pets. Please visit the Talstar P product page where you can review the product label as well as the MSDS. Talstar P applications should start in April and continue monthly through June for bagworm control. Be sure foliage is sprayed thorughly to the point of runoff to achieve adequate coverage. You will mix 1 oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft once a month.

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April 14, 2015 Robert from Pinellas Park, Fl. asked:

QWould Talstar P be effective in killing a small colony of bees? I can't afford professional removal of them.

A Talstar P (Talstar One) is toxic to bees. We have had good success with using Tempo 1% dust to kill small bee colonies.  We like dusting because the dust will get deep into the nest. 

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April 13, 2015 Kb from Denver, Co asked:

QI accidentally sprayed the trunk of my apple tree with Talstar about the bottom 12 inchs, will it effect the f

A Talstar P (Talstar One) should not effect the apples. It will not leach into the soil, or plant. 

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April 13, 2015 Tim from Tucson, Az asked:

QNeed to control a few large american roaches finding their way into the home
I believe our problem started about 3 years ago when I discovered a hole in the lid of my septic tank. The tank had become infested with the large brown (i believe american) roaches. Occasionally we would find one in the house. This year my septic tank was pumped and repaired and I don't see anymore roaches in there. But I believe they may still be in the ground around the septic tank and still finding their way into our house. I can't find how they're getting in, but one thought would be to kill the outside colony. Is this possible? What products should I use? Whenever I spray my normal outside insectiside heavily in the area, it seems better for a little while, but not permanently. I do see several holes in the ground about quarter size that makes me think it could be their ground access.


How to Control American Roaches / Palmetto Bugs

American Roaches come from the outside of the home, so it is best to spray a liquid insecticide around the outside foundation of the home such as Talstar One or Cynoff WP, rather than using roach baits. Also focus on sealing up cracks around doors and in the foundation so roaches can't get in.

  1. Repair damage to screens, door frames, or exterior siding that may provide entry from outside.
  2. Repair any leaks or excess water floor near the structure and ventilate other moist spaces. American cockroaches are highly attracted to water.
  3. Remove rotting leaves, garbage cans, or compost piles as far from the structure as possible.
  4. Use a residual spray such as Talstar One or Cynoff WP outside around all points of possible entry including windows and door frames, dryer vents, and pipe openings. Use the same residual indoors along baseboards and framed entry points.
  5. For added protection, apply Talstar Granules outside around the base of the house as a perimeter treatment.

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April 13, 2015 Kirankumar from Sharon Ma asked:

Qwhat is the best product to spray around the house to stop all kind of bugs getting inside?
I bought a house recently and my previous owner has a service with terminix for pests and termites and I also see sentricon systems around my house. He pays 400 $ for termites per year and 50 $ for pests and I have continued the service for few months but I decided to stop it as all they does is spray some liquid around the house. Could you recommend the best spray so that spray it myself I live in MA(02067) and my house is crawlspace house that means no basement.


Talstar P is one of the best general purpose insecticides for indoor and outdoor use. It is labeled for over 75 insects, leaves a 30 day residual outdoors and a 90 day residual indoors.  Mixing at .5- 1.0oz per gallon of water, it is a very easy product to use. 

Outdoors, Talstar P can be sprayed as a perimeter treatment (3ft up & 3ft out from foundation), around windows, doors, bushes, plants trees, broadcasted over the entire lawn. 

Indoors, Talstar P is to be applied as a crack and crevice treatment along baseboards, windows, doors, behind appliances, under sinks, toilets, around water pipes. 

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April 9, 2015 Dusty from Lafayette, La. asked:

QI'm very interested in Talstar, but have many innocent insects in my yard I do not want harmed.

A Talstar P is labeled to eradicate over 75 listed insects. Please provide more information on the insects that you do not wish to harm so that we can assist you with your product selection and application.

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April 9, 2015 Mike from Davison asked:

QCan I use Talstar P in a Stihl SR200 backpack sprayer?

A Yes, Talstar P can be applied using a Stihl SR200 backpack sprayer. For most applications, you will mix 0.5-1 oz per gallon per 1,000 sq ft. It has a 30 day outdoor residual.

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April 9, 2015 Tammy from Lakeville, Mn asked:

QWhat product can I use in my crankout windows to kill and repel wasps from building their nests?
90% of the windows in our house are used for nesting. When I open the windows (even with screens) grass and other debris come falling in.

A Talstar P would be a great option to kill and repel wasps from building their nest around window frames. Simply mix 1 oz of Talstar with 1 gllon of water and spray on the exterior of window frames.

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April 6, 2015 Rich from Miami, Fl asked:

QI've been using Talstar-P for outdoor perimeter and a bit of indoor pest control and would like to
I've been using Talstar-P for outdoor perimeter and a bit of indoor pest control and would like to use something stronger and longer acting as we're about to enter rainy and buggy season in Florida. Thanks!

A Sure we would recommend to switch it up to Suspend Polyzone.  Suspend Polyzone features a proprietary polymer layer that protects the active ingredient from weather, irrigation and mechanical abrasion. This controlled release formulation, which resists erosion, ensures your treatment will continue to control targeted pests for up to 90 days outdoors

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