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Mark from Lagrange, Ga writes,

Which is better to use or most powerful, Onslaught or Talstar?

I live in Lagrange, GA. I have spiders and chiggers and want to spray my home inside and out. I just bought this home. The people before me had a dog. It is all oak floors throughout with a crawl space. The crawl space has spiders. I keep getting bit by chiggers but do not know if they are inside or not? I spend time outside in the yard.


Chiggers are not known to infest structures and are most likely outdoors in your yard. Both Talstar and Onslaught are top-notch professional products and both are labeled for chiggers. Onslaught is micro-encapsulated and will last a little longer on outdoor surfaces which does give it a bit of advantage over Talstar P. Treatments for chiggers should begin in May and could need to continue through the summer as new chiggers move into the area. Treating the entire lawn is of little benefit because chiggers avoid direct sunlight and normally will not infest areas that are mowed or otherwise well maintained. Focus treatment on the unkempt areas of the lawn and lawn edge. You can also use Onslaught to do a barrier treatment around the outside of your home and in your crawl space to stop pests from moving indoors.

Answer last updated on: 09/05/2011

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