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Tina from Kansas City, Missouri writes,

How often will I need to spray Talstar P to completely eradicate camel crickets?

I will treat the perimeter of my 1600 sq ft home inside and out using a Flo-Master 1.3 gal. Battery Powered Sprayer. Will I need to do this every year? Or after 2 or 3 treatments in March, June and November. I will not see them for 3-4 yrs, or 5 or 10 yrs?


 Talstar P will kill camel crickets. Apply Talstar P as a crack and crevice or spot spray to areas where pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, 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. We recommend treating the outside perimeter to help stop insect pests from coming indoors to start with. Apply Talstar P to a band of soil and vegetation 6 to 10 feet wide around and adjacent to the structure. Also, treat the foundation of the structure to a height of 2 to 3 feet. Depending on the pest pressure you may have to treat monthly during the times of the season when they are most prevalent. No insecticides will last a full year but a good application could allow you to see a knock down in the population of pests for a few months without needing to reapply. You can also use products like Niban Granule Bait to help kill the camel crickets that may try to enter the home by puffing into wall voids around electrical outlets and near crevices of baseboards, as well as broadcasting it in harborage areas outdoors. 

Answer last updated on: 06/21/2015

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