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Michael from Roseville, Ca writes,

Want to quit Orkin and manage pests myself.

So I don't have a problem, just want to manage pests and save money. Live in Roseville CA in a subdivision. Looking for how and where to start. Would like to start with the best chance of success possible.


Our most popular general use product is called Talstar.  It is widely used by pest control companies because it is labeled for almost every insect you could have a problem with and you can use it outside the home as well as inside, it is odorless and very safe for use around children and pets.  It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water in a one gallon hand pump sprayer.  It will last for 60 to 90 days outside in between treatments.  It is also labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests including Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, and other leaf eating pests. Talstar is also available in a granule formula called Talstar PL if you prefer to use granules.

We have a great article for doing your own pest control too: Do It Yourself Quarterly Pest Control

Answer last updated on: 07/14/2014

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