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Michael from Loma Linda, Ca writes,

Which is the most effective spray product to combat/kill black widows around the exterior of the home?

After paying a "professional" monthly to take care of our pest control issue with no perceived impact, I've decided to take matters into my own hands! We have ants, crickets and roaches...which I want to kill outside. But probably my largest concern is our large black widow population!! Each week when I take the trash to the street at night I inevitably run into 2-4 that I kill. Our bushes and garage have webs all over the place and I can easily spot over a dozen while walking around with a flash light, very little effort. I would prefer to use just one pest control spray product. Any recommendations? Does either Talstar One or Cyzmic CS fit the bill? I'm open to advice:)


Both Talstar One and Cyzmic CS are both very good products. Talstar One is a general insecticide and is labeled for spiders. It is labeled to kill for up to 90 days indoors and 30 days outdoors. Cyzmic CS is a micro-encapsulated product. This basically means it will take longer to work but will work for a longer amount of time.

If you are looking for a very good pesticide that will kill ants, roaches, etc., we would recommend Termidor SC. It is labeled to be used outdoors only. You will only need to spray this product every 6 months. Spraying anymore than that will cause the opposite effect like any other pesticide.

Answer last updated on: 11/30/2014

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