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Jason from Cordova, Tn writes,

My questions are regarding Talstar. What are the health concerns of spray getting into the swimming pool?

Also, why did an answer say it was safe to spray on food handling areas, but not on seats in car? What are the concerns of spraying Talstar around AC units outside a house that are currently in operation? Do you feel that Pressure Washing furniture will remove Talstar residue, and do you think the residue (although colorless and odorless) is harmful?


You should avoid getting Talstar P into swimming pools though small amounts that accidentally get in a pool will be so diluted that there shouldn't be any concern. Talstar P is labeled to be used in food handling establishments and food handling areas but all of the food prep surfaces and food products and utensils must be covered and the application must be kept to cracks and crevices only. Talstar P is only labeled for use in cracks and crevices when using indoors which is why we would have said no to spraying on the surface of a seat (Talstar P is not labeled to spray on any furniture in general). If you choose to spray around or on your A/C unit you should shut it off prior to the application and resume operation after the application is dry. You should not spray the surface of your lawn furniture with Talstar P (or any other insecticide). If the surface has already been sprayed you should thoroughly wash it with soap and copious amounts of water. When used as directed on the Talstar P product label this product  and the dry residual it leaves behind is safe for people and pets.

Answer last updated on: 08/31/2011

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