- Manufacturer: FMC
- Insecticide type: liquid insecticide concentrate
- Bottle capacity: 96 ounces (3/4 gallon, 2.8 liters)
- Lasts: 2 to 3 months
- Active ingredients: Bifenthrin
- Target pests: Mosquitoes, spiders, stink bugs, fleas, cockroaches, ticks beetles, termites, etc.
- For use in: Outdoors and indoors
- Pet safe: Yes
- Odor: No
- Residue or staining: No
Creator and distributor of this Talstar insecticide is a company called FMC Agricultural Products of FMC for short. This firm for more than a century has been working towards helping agricultural workers improve their abilities to cultivate the land, so they produce everything from herbicides and fungicides to pesticides and insecticides, to help farmers be more successful at what they do.
Talstar insecticide review
The full name for this Talstar insecticide is Talstar P or Talstar One insecticide and it called that because this is a unique all in one insecticide solution that can be used to combat up to 75 different pest species in many different areas from your backyard outdoors to your living room or kitchen indoors.
Active ingredient featured in this Talstar insecticide is one called Bifethrin, which is a synthetic pyrethroid. Since all pyrethroids work harming the insect’s nervous system, weakening it and ultimately causing death, this insecticide will kill the insects quickly and efficiently.
Moreover, since the Bifethrin takes up 7.9 % of all the Talstar insecticide ingredient structure, it will be strong enough to work even when diluted with water, but at the same time it will be mild enough to not be toxic to humans or their pets. Just make sure you let 30 or so minutes pass for the insecticide to dry and take effect, before you allow humans or animals into the sprayed area. Unfortunately, the insecticide is toxic to organisms like fish and other aquatic creatures, so make sure you cove all the water before you spray this insecticide in close proximity to it or avoid areas around aquatic organism populated areas.
With this insecticide you will be able to combat insects, pests and bugs indoors as well as outside. The Talstar insecticide will be able to kill everything from mosquitoes, ants, termites, bedbugs and flies to even wasps, bees, spiders, centipedes, crickets and many other pests (full list of Talstar insecticide target pests here), providing that this insecticide can be even used by pest control professionals.
Use the Talstar insecticide around the perimeter of your yard to prevent mosquitoes coming inside your immediate living area, spray the perimeter of your house or other structures to prevent crawling insects from coming inside, spray the insecticide in your garden to prevent your yield being eaten by different insects or treat your kitchen, pantry or house to get rid of different food and indoors insects. The effect of the insecticide will last up to 3 months, however the insecticide need to dry completely for it to last that long, so avoid spraying any outdoors spaces just before rainfall. I would make sure at least 12 to 24 hours pass before the sprayed area gets wet, so that the Talstar insecticide has time to take effect.
Speaking of treatment, it is recommended that you use a pump sprayer with this insecticide, because, according to manufacturer, this type of sprayer will provide the best Talstar insecticide application. However you can try using it also with fogger especially if you are combating mosquitoes or other flying insects, just read the label and see if your fogger or sprayer will be compatible with this insecticide.
The whole capacity of this insecticide concentrate – ¾ of gallons – will yield you about 96 to 192 gallons of finished insecticide solution, because, based on which insects you are trying to kill and how bad the infestation is, you will have to dilute the Talstar insecticide liquid in water. For low infestations I recommend using around 0.33 ounces of insecticide on a gallon of water, for treating indoors spaces you should mix 0.5 ounces of insecticide with 1 gallon of water, but for really bad infestations you can try 1 ounce or more insecticide with a gallon on water. And no matter what type of concentration you use the gallon will last you about 1,000 square feet (92.9 square meters).
Don’t forget to also think about safety while you are using this Talstar insecticide, meaning that you should wear protective clothing, glasses and a respirator, because these protective measures will allow you to prevent the insecticide solution form getting on your skin or in your eyes or mouth and causing an allergic reaction. And when you are finished using the insecticide, make sure you don’t put the bottle of Talstar insecticide in direct sunlight or extreme heat or cold, as that will damage the insecticide and will lower its lifespan.
For an all-purpose insecticide that is able to treat more than 75 different insect species and will last up to 3 months, check out this Talstar insecticide. Dilute this water based insecticide in water and you will get powerful, efficient, odorless insecticide solution that won’t leave any trace of itself but will work for months to keep your space insect-free.