The creator and distributor of the Talstar P Insecticide is a company called FMC Global Specialty Solutions, 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.
- 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, after drying
- Odor: No
- Residue/Stains: No
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.
How does Talstar P work?
The active ingredient is bifenthrin, which is a synthetic pyrethroid.
Pyrethroids work by damaging insects’ nervous systems, weakening them and ultimately causing death. This insecticide will kill your insect pests quickly and efficiently.
Moreover, since bifenthrin makes up 7.9% of the Talstar Professional solution, it will be strong enough to work even when diluted with water.
It is toxic to humans and pets if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. Do not use this product on food crops. Make sure that you allow 30 or so minutes to pass after application so that the insecticide can dry before you allow humans or animals back into the treated areas.
The agricultural restricted entry interval (REI) is 12 hours. This is recommended for maximum safety even in non-agricultural situations. If you treat your firewood, do not burn it for at least one month after treatment.
Talstar P is highly toxic to aquatic organisms like fish, so make sure that you cover all aquatic sites near the application area or avoid those applying this insecticide in areas that are near aquatic habitats.
What pests does Talstar P kill?
Talstar P combats a wide range of pest insects and arachnids both indoors and out.
This insecticide kills everything from mosquitoes, ants, termites, bedbugs, and flies to wasps, bees, spiders, centipedes, crickets, and many other pests.
(For a full list of Talstar P’s target pests, click here.)
Where can this insecticide be used?
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.
And you can also treat your kitchen or other rooms in your home with this insecticide to get rid of indoor pests such as ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, and stink bugs.
How long will it last?
The effect of the insecticide will last up to three months, depending on the target pest.
We recommend letting around 24 hours pass before the sprayed area gets wet so that the insecticide has time to take effect. This will reduce the chances of it washing away.
How to apply Talstar P insecticide?
This can be used with pump sprayers, misters, or foaming equipment, depending on target pest and location. Read the label thoroughly to determine which application equipment is appropriate for your situation.
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 treatment of ornamental plants (e.g., trees, shrubs, flowers), dilute between 0.125 to 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water (3.7 – 29.5 ml per 3.75 liters).
- For mild infestations, we recommend diluting around 0.33 to 0.5 fl. oz. of the insecticide per gallon of water (9.7 – 14.8 ml per 3.75 liters).
- For treating indoor spaces, you should mix 0.5 fl. oz. of insecticide with 1 gallon of water (14.8 ml per 3.75 liters).
- But for really bad infestations, you can try mixing 1 fl. oz. of the insecticide per gallon of water (29.5 ml per 3.75 liters). Do not dilute more than 1.0 fl. oz. to 1 gallon.
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).
Safety tips for using Talstar P
Do not forget about safety while you are using this Talstar insecticide.
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 a 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.