- Manufacturer: FMC
- Insecticide Form: Liquid concentrate
- Bottle capacity: 1 gallon
- Lasts: 1 to 3 months
- Active Ingredient: Bifenthrin
- Target Pests: Mosquitoes, spiders, stink bugs, fleas, cockroaches, ticks beetles, termites, etc.
- Use: Outdoors and indoors
- Pet Safe: Yes
- Odor: No
- Residue/Stains: No
The creator and distributor of the Talstar P Insecticide is a company called FMC Agricultural Products, FMC for short. This firm has been working to help agricultural workers increase their ability to cultivate the land for more than a century. That is why they produce everything from herbicides and fungicides to pesticides and insecticides: to help farmers be more successful at what they do.
Talstar P Professional Insecticide Review
The full name of this Talstar insecticide is Talstar P or Talstar Professional. It is called that because it is a unique all-in-one insecticide solution that can be used to combat up to 75 different pest species in many different areas including your backyard and other outdoor spaces as well as indoor spaces such as your living room or kitchen.
The active ingredient featured in this insecticide is bifenthrin, which is a synthetic pyrethroid. All pyrethroids work by harming the insects’ nervous systems, weakening them and ultimately causing death, meaning that this insecticide will kill your insects quickly and efficiently.
Moreover, since the active ingredient bifenthrin makes up 7.9% of the Talstar Professional solution, it will be strong enough to work even when diluted with water. At the same time, it is mild enough to be non-toxic to humans and pets. Just make sure that you allow 30 or so minutes to pass after application so that insecticide can dry and take effect before you allow humans or animals back into the treated areas. Unfortunately, this insecticide is toxic to organisms like fish and other aquatic creatures, so make sure that you cover all of the sites with water next to which you will be spraying this insecticide or avoid those areas that are near aquatic organism populations.
With this insecticide, you will be able to combat insects, pests, and bugs both indoors as well as outdoors. This Talstar P insecticide will be able to kill everything from mosquitoes, ants, termites, bedbugs, and flies up to wasps, bees, spiders, centipedes, crickets, and many other pests. (For a full list of Talstar P’s target pests, click here.) This insecticide can even be used by pest control professionals.
Use Talstar Professional around the perimeter of your yard to prevent mosquitoes from coming into your immediate living area. Spray the perimeter of your house or other structures to prevent crawling insects from coming inside. Spray it in your garden to prevent it from being eaten by different insects. Treat your kitchen, pantry, and/or house to get rid of different indoor insects. The effect of the insecticide will last up to three months. However, the insecticide needs 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 insecticide has time to take effect.
Speaking of treatment, it is recommended that you use a pump sprayer with this insecticide, because, according to the manufacturer, this will provide the best application. You can also try to use it with a fogger, especially if you are combating mosquitoes or other flying insects. Just read the label first to see if your fogger or sprayer will be compatible with this insecticide.
This insecticide concentrate, which comes in a ¾-gallon (3.7 liters) bottle. Based on which insects you are trying to kill and how bad your infestation is, you will have to dilute the Talstar Professional insecticide with different amounts of water.
- For mild infestations, I recommend using around 0.33 ounces of the insecticide per gallon of water (9.7 ml per 3.75 liters).
- For treating indoors spaces, you should mix 0.5 ounces of insecticide with 1 gallon of water (14.8 ml per 3.75 liters).
- But for really bad infestations, you can try mixing 1 ounce or more of the insecticide per gallon of water (29.5 ml per 3.75 liters). No matter what concentration you use, once mixed, one gallon (3.75 liters) will be able to treat about 1,000 square feet (92.9 square meters).
Do not forget about safety while you are using this Talstar insecticide. This means that you should wear protective clothing, protective glasses, and a respirator because these measures will prevent the insecticide solution from coming into contact with your skin, eyes, or mouth and causing an allergic reaction. You can find more information on the Talstar P Label. When you are finished using the insecticide, make sure you do not put the Talstar P Insecticide bottle in direct sunlight or in extreme heat or cold as that will damage the insecticide and lower its lifespan.
For an all-purpose insecticide that is able to target more than 75 different insect species and will last up to three months, check out the Talstar Professional Insecticide. Dilute this water-based insecticide in water and you will get a powerful, efficient, odorless insecticide solution that will leave no trace but will work for months to keep your space insect-free.