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Marlon from Boothwyn, Pa writes,
04/26/2012:

Talstar vs the Ortho Home Defense Max

I applied Ortho Home Defense a month ago and i just discovered about Talstar. Do i need to reapply Talstar if i wanted to have the best protection or can i wait for a few months and apply Talstar. Would the Ortho Home Defense effective against Ants, Spiders and other nuisance insects? Please advice

Answer:

Ortho is a much less dialed down version of Talstar.  Talstar contains 7.9% bifenthrin, and Ortho typically has .05% bifenthrin.  Talstar is definitely the professionals version.  Ortho will probably realistically only give you 30 days of protection.  Talstar will typically give 60 to 90 days.  Due to the strength of Talstar, it would definitely be the better choice and should provide much better results.  You can apply Talstar in a few weeks probably if you just applied the Ortho.

Answer last updated on: 04/26/2012

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