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Talstar Pro

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Target Pests

Talstar can be used to control ants fleas ticks termites bed bugs cockroaches termites mosquitoes spiders and more. It is labeled for over 72 different pests.

For Use In

Talstar Professional Insecticide is for use around homes commercial and non commercial structures hospitals hotels motels schools and food processing facilities.


Mix Talstar Pro Insecticide at a rate of 1oz per gallon of water.

Using Talstar Pro for Termite treatments you will mix 4 ounces of Talstar with 4 gallons of water and combine that with 10 linear feet of trenched dirt from around your foundation. Repeat this all the way around your home until you have a continuous band of bifenthrin protecting your home from termites.

Talstar Professional Insecticide can be used indoors as a crack and crevice treatment and outdoors as a perimeter application or broadcast. The label contains specific instructions for treating for termites and the application techniques used.

Indoors Apply as a coarse, low pressure, crack and crevice or spot spray to areas where pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas. Do not use as a space spray. Pay particular attention to cracks and crevices.

For outdoor use please consult label for specific outdoor use instructions.

Coverage Area

1oz of talstar insecticide will generally treat 1000 square feet of area.

Time to Kill

Talstar takes about 20 minutes to begin killing insects.

Mix Rate

Talstar can be mixed at a rate of .2oz per gallon to 2oz per gallon depending on the target insect. Please refer to the label or call us for exact mix rates.

Active Ingredient

Bifenthrin 7.9%

Talstar Pro

Talstar Professional Insecticide from FMC with Bifenthrin 7.9% is the most popular insecticide on the market today. Safe, effective, and economical it can be used for general pest control and termite treatments alike. Talstar has no odor and can be used to control over 70 pest insects.
Talstar Professional Insecticide from FMC with Bifenthrin 7.9% is the most popular insecticide on the market today. Safe, effective, and economical it can be used for general pest control and termite treatments alike. Talstar has no odor and can be used to control over 70 pest insects.

Product Q & A

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Why did you choose this?
Solutions Stores Store
Our bug man recommended it. We have infestation with (sugar ants) where we have new doublewide.
michael r on Aug 7, 2017
Our bug man recommended it. We have infestation with (sugar ants) where we have new doublewide.
michael r on Aug 7, 2017
What is mix rate to kill roaches ?
Jeff on Jul 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Use a 0.02% to 0.06% suspension (0.33 to 1 fluid oz. per gallon of
water) for residual pest control in buildings and structures and on modes
of transport. Apply as a coarse, low pressure spray to areas where these pests hide,
such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water
pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, behind and under refrigerators,
cabinets, sinks, furnaces, and stoves, the underside of shelves,
drawers and similar areas. Pay particular attention to cracks and

Could you mix this product or put it in a mister and spray shrubs as well?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Im not sure of your question. You mix it with water and spray. I used one once for a gallon of water and pit it in a bug sprayer. You can spray homes and shrubs
Can it be use to kill bedbugs ?
A shopper on Aug 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is labeled for use to control bed bugs, we recommend our 100% Guaranteed Bed Bug Control Kit.

Is talstar pet safe?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Talstar is safe to us if you have pets, you just need to keep them out of the area while and apply and allow the Talstar to completely dry before they can reenter.
Can I use Talstar for mites on my chickens?
Leami on Sep 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, Talstar Bifenthrin is not label for mites for directly on your chicken. You can spray the cracks and crevices and corners of the coop, remove the bedding before application.

Here is some information of what can be used on the chicken,

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
what is the difference between Talstar and Reclaim I/T? Both are 7.9% Bifenthrin yet Talstar is 50% cheaper.
A shopper on Sep 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Reclaim is our brand and comes with a 100% guarantee
does talstar kill mosquitos?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Talstar Bifenthrin is a great solutions for killing mosquitoes, can be applied in a fogger or hose end sprayer to lawn and foliage areas.
Can cattle graze on it after application?
Donnie G on Aug 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Talstar is not labeled for use on grazing pastures.

To control pests indoors and outdoors on residential,
institutional, public, commercial, and
industrial buildings, greenhouses, animal confinement
facilities/livestock premises, kennels,
food handling establishments, and lawns, ornamentals,
parks, recreational areas and athletic
Can this product be used in a hose end sprayer like the Ortho hose end sprayer. If yes, how much should be filled in the container with water and what rate should the dial be set to for general spraying around the perimeter?
TheVerm on Jul 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have a 20 gallon hose end sprayer (it has no dial setting) I put 2 oz of Talstar and fill it up to 16 gallons. I spray this on 4,000 square feet of lawn. 1/2 oz of Talstar per 1,000 square . I water the grass first then spray Talstar and the water in. I am killing chinch bugs
Does this work for carpenter bees
puzzeled on May 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use Talstar Pro insecticide to control Carpenter Bees, you will want to spray on the surface of where the carpenter bees are boring into the wood. Would recommend also applying a dust into the openings.

https://www.solutionsstores.com/delta-dust Once you stop seeing the Carpenter Bees leaving the hole, you can close it up with Chaulk.
Will taster treat clearing borers on my trees and how do I apply it
Ataylor on May 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will take care of bores on a tree. You are wanting to apply this on the trunk, stems, and twigs in addition to the plant foliage. Apply at a rate of 0.25-0.5 per gallon of water.
Can I spray Talstar to kill insects in vegetable gardens?
Sky on May 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would not be recommended to apply this directly to the vegetables in that garden. If this was in a greenhouse you could apply this along the edges of the building but not directly to fruit bearing plants, vegetable plants, or nut trees.
I'm attempting to save approximately 20 mature hardwood trees (e.g., hickory and oak) that are under persistent threat by carpenter ant infestation. Most trees are approximately 3 feet in diameter. These damn ants are inside my trees.
Tom on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You could spray Taurus SC on the trails where the ants are moving around, depending on the size of the colonies might take more than one treatment, but it will work great.
Make sure to allow the Taurus time to completely dry before any type of rain.

Does this kill no see ums?
Martin on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Talstar will kill no see-um's. Works great for almost all pest, please follow application recommendations on the label.
can I use tal star pro in carpets safely?? thank you
Sparky on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Talstar is not labeled for broadcast application, what insect are you trying to control.

Novacide would be a better option,

will talstar pro kill wasp?
mlb on Oct 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Talstar pro can kill wasp, but not on contact, better to hit them with a wasp freeze something that will take them down on contact.

Does this product kill fire ants and will it harm cattle grazing in the treated area?
Ron on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It will kill fire ants that are exposed on the surface, but fire ants have deep and far reaching tunnels. To effectively control fire ants, you must kill the queen, deep in the ground. Otherwise the ants will just signal a disturbance and move the colony somewhere nearby. We have had most success with fire ant bait products, where bait is gently dispersed and dampened near the hill, and the ants gather and carry it to the queen. This process takes about two weeks as the workers die off and are not replenished by the queen. Use care around pets and other animals, we cover the treated area with a milk crate to keep our hens out of the bait, and we do not spread bait because we have dogs. You may hear things like pouring charcoal starter in the hole and lighting it on fire, or numerous "organic" methods, we tried these first, and it does not work, other than to disturb the hill and they move. if you to control fire ants, first google search images of fire ant tunnels.
Will this product kill eggs laid by moths from sod webworms?
Ellelagrange on Sep 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No the Talstar will only work for larval stage and adult stages.

Adult females deposit clusters of 10 to 35 creamy-white eggs on the upper surface of grass blades. The eggs become brownish-red as they mature. The eggs are flattened, overlapping and slightly oval in shape. Eggs average 0.7 mm (length), 0.5 mm (width) and 0.1 mm (height).
Looking for a product that I can stay on the siding and use around the perimeter of my house as we have many spiders, ants, silver bugs, and beetles getting in... Almost like infestation... Will this work for something like that?
Sue on Sep 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can use the Talstar Bifenthrin product to control all of those insects and can be used in the siding, perimeter and lawn.
This was used over our entire front and back lawns by a pest control company who applied it to our house instead of a neighbor's by mistake. It was applied within 3' of our bee hives. How dangerous is this, and what is the recommended remediation?
worried beekeeper on Aug 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If they did not apply it to flowering plants then you should be okay. Bifenthrin will not travel. If they had used Imidacloprid or Fipronil i would be more worried.

If you want to spray about 1-2 inches of water on the treated area to speed up the chemical breakdown. Do that once a week to simulate hard rain and it should be gone in 2-4 weeks.
I have sprayed this on my apple trees to get rid of the Japanese beetle before I read the previous answer about not to do so. Will the apple be safe to eat ?
Bummer on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We cannot say one way or the other. We recommend waiting 90 days before doing anything. We can say that bifenthrin is one of the most commonly used insecticides in the agricultural market but this specific brand does not have apple trees on the label. There are other brands of bifenthrin that have paid the EPA fees to get apple applications on their label. It all comes down to product testing and who pays the EPA regulatory fees.
Is this product safe for shrubs like lilac, dogwood trees ?
phil on Aug 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Talstar is safe to use on your ornamental trees.
How often do you have to reapply? Is this safe to spray inside if you have small children?
Lacee on Aug 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Talstar is safe to apply inside and outside and should be allowed to completely dry before children and pets are allowed to reenter the area. You can reapply as a spot treatment at 14 days.
Can you spray this pesticide around pregnant women?
kim on Jul 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Talstar Pro, is great insecticide and can be applied according to the label inside, allow to completely dry before re-entry. It will be safe around humans, and pets.
Is this product can be used around fish pond?
Sam on Jul 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, Talstar cannot be used around fish ponds, you will need to stay at least 10 ft from the water line.
Will this kill bed bugs? And how much do I mix for bed bug infestation?
Katie on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This will kill bed bugs, but there are better products available.

I would recommend using Phantom for bed bug control and use an aerosol and a dust.


Phantom aerosol for spot treatments and crack and crevice use.

Can this product be used indoors?
Paul on Jul 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Talstar Pro can be used indoors as a crack and crevice treatment around baseboards and other areas under cabinets, appliances etc. It is not for use as a broadcast insecticide indoors.
Can this be used on fruit trees ?
Kat on Jun 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not when you have fruit on the tree's.
will this product hurt my pets?
artist on Jun 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Talstar, Bifenthrin is safe to use with pets, just make sure they are kept out while spraying and it is allowed to completely dry before they re-enter.

Customer Reviews

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Use it all the time. It works great. Have used it for at least 5 years.
September 17, 2017
1 month ago
This is a great product! Great value and would recommend this to a friend.
August 21, 2017
4 weeks ago
Awesome- reliable. Must spray monthly... but works amazingly!
August 19, 2017
3 months ago
Great product / Great service
I purchased Talstar P which a great product. I have been using Talstar for several years to treat my house and yard. I live in an area where roaches are a big problem for many homeowners but I have had no roach or bug problems since I started using this product. epestsolutions has very good prices and shipped my order quickly. I have purchased items several times in the past with the same great service.
April 10, 2016
Glad I tried
Recently we have those curly tail lizards in our garden...called epest and they suggested trying Talstar P... and so far working...
February 19, 2016
Excellent Company, Excellent Product
We had a significant infestation of ants along outside perimeter of Garage and around planters outside and hose area. This product works so well I'm still finding dead crickets, roaches and beetle-like things, silverfish, spiders and the like 4 weeks later. I am so thankful to your company for offering a non-gimmick product that does what it says. In addition, Solutions did an amazing job shipping and packing my order. My family sincerely thanks you!
November 19, 2015
Professional results for the DIYer.
Read a lot of reviews on the stuff and decided to try it. This pesticide has been nothing short of incredible. Easy to mix with the integrated measuring cup. Just get a sprayer and you are all good to go.I will never pay a pro for pest control again. Love this product and will buy more. Thanks Solutions.
November 11, 2015
Awesome Product!
Best product I have used. I was able to discontinue my quarterly pest service after 1 use.
November 4, 2015
Excellent Service
Easy to access online, efficient description but could be better there. Link to follow shipping was terrific! Arrived on time, cost was competitive. A nice variety of products as well. Very pleased and have already made several referrals which have led to additional sales for your company. So my actions are speaking louder than my words which customers also expect from the businesses we shop from. I want to thank you for being there for me! Very happy :')
September 29, 2015
Great Product!
We originally ordered Talstar Professional to spray for "crazy ants", but have found that it also takes care of roaches & other insects. We are ordering again and this time a gallon instead of a pint. Very satisfied with the results.
August 9, 2015

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