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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.

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 Pro Insecticide

Talstar insecticide is a highly sought after product in the DIY pest control industry and it’s no surprise that Talstar products fly off our store shelves; it is an excellent product that gets the jobs done. Talstar Pro has amazingly long lasting effects that make it perfect for perimeter pest control.


Talstar Pro's Outstanding FeaturesSpraying Talstar

One of the things that really makes Talstar stand out from the rest is it’s powerful knock down effect; in fact it is so effective that the makers of Talstar have begun marketing it as an aerosol. Talstar provides solid control and treatment on more than 75 different insects and has an effective residual effect of up to three months. Whether you are dealing with termites, fire ants, chinch bugs, spiders, mosquitos, or millipedes or any other irritant, Talstar will take care of them and kill the entire infestation whether its indoors or outdoors.


Another reason why Talstar is such a hit with homeowners and pest control professionals is that it does not break down quickly when exposed to sunlight. Talstar’s persistence is among the best in the industry as most phosphor based products break down the moment they are exposed to sunlight. This makes it so when applied outdoors, you will get maximum results.


Talstar’s active ingredient which makes it such a solid pest control product is Bifenthrin. Bifenthrin belongs to a family of pesticides known as Pyrethroids. Pyrethroids were originally derived from Chrysanthemums and they act as a neurotoxin to insects and fish. Insecticides in this family have been found to be non-carcinogenic. This makes it safe to use around pets and children. In addition, Talstar is safe to use in areas where food is prepared. Talstar is a brand name so you are getting incredible value if you order this product to treat your bug issues. We also have Bifen IT and Befin XTS products which is a generic brand of Pyrethroid pesticide.


Talstar Pro: A High Quality Liquid ConcentrateMixing Talstar Pro in a gallon sprayer

Talstar comes in multiple formations which include liquids, granules, and aerosols. However it's the liquid concentrate, Talstar Pro, which is especially powerful. To use the concentrated liquid form of Talstar (Talstar Pro) all you need to do is simply mix the concentrate in a one-gallon sprayer with water according to the prescribed ratio on the instruction label. After you have mixed the pesticide you can use it either indoors or outdoors for full perimeter pest control. Talstar is safe to use indoors and has a very low toxicity to mammals so it is safe to uses spaces where pets and children frequent. Talstar also provides no form of damage to vegetation so your lawn and gardens will not be affected at all if you use talstar to treat bugs around your turf and plants.


Just using Talstar for one week and you will see a big difference in your pest population which proves that Talstar products are worth the investment. Order it today and you will not be disappointed.


Check Out Our Talstar Alternative Products

Bifen IT InsecticideBifen IT is a 7.9% bifenthrin insecticide that kills and controls over 75 different pests. It is the most common professional insecticide in use today. Bifenthrin is very safe to use and does not have an odor or leave a visible residue when applied. We recommend it as a cheaper alternative to Talstar Pro.

Bifen LP GranulesBifen LP Granules are a cheaper alternative to Talstar granules. Made by Control Solutions Inc, these insecticide granules will provide up to 90 days of insect control in your yard. Bifen Granules will kill fleas, ticks, roaches, ants, scorpions, and many other pests.

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Why did you choose this?
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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

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
how good is this product for roaches is it the same product for all pests?
Joseph T on Jan 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Talstar Pro, Bifenthrin will work really well for roaches. We always recommend baiting first for roaches that are inside the home, because you are offering them a food source and not hoping the roach moves over your chemical barrier. After about 10 to 14 days you can then apply a residual spray to the area, with Talstar to keep controlling for 90 days.

Read More about Roach Control Here.

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
As a preventative for your house perimiter how often do you reapply the product?
A shopper on Sep 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I apply it at the first sign of insects. However, that doesn't answer you question. I believe the label is monthly, but I have found that it is so good it allows me to extend that period. It's the greatest product I have ever used and it is cost effective.
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.

if you apply talstar on tree trunks will it absorb into root system and absorb through out the tree to kill borers and other pest?
Ralph F on Dec 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Based on what I read on the label, which is copied and pasted here, it is picked up by insects as they move into where it is applied as a barrier.
How it works: "Talstar P is a liquid concentrate insecticide which contains bifenthrin, a synthetic pyrethroid. Pyrethroids work by disrupting an insect's nervous system causing a weakened state followed by death. Talstar P does not provide an instant knockdown of pests, rather, pests pick up the residual active ingredient by contact. Talstar P is a repellent insecticide since it acts quickly enough that social insects such as ants cannot create a pheromone trail. This means that Talstar P will be most effective as a barrier with a thorough application. Talstar P residual can last up to 3 months."
Will talstar p kill german roaches?
Susan on Oct 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Talstar will kill german roaches, we would also recommend using an IGR Gentrol to control the life cycle and a good roach bait to start off with. https://www.solutionsstores.com/german-cockroach-control
Will talstar kill lady bugs???
A shopper on Feb 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Talstar will kill lady bugs make sure to spray any shrubs or bushes around the home as well as entry points like windows and doors.
Will this get rid of grubs and mole crickets?
A shopper on Dec 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Apply Talstar
® P Professional Insecticide as a broadcast treatment.
Use application volumes of up to 10 gallons per 1000 square feet to get
uniform coverage when treating dense grass foliage.
For low volume applications, less than 2 gallons/1000 square feet,
immediate irrigation of treated area with at least 0.25 inches of water
following application to ensure efficacy of sub-surface pests such as,
but not limited to, Mole Crickets, is recommended.
The application rates listed in the following table will provide excellent
control of the respective pests under typical conditions. However, at the
discretion of the applicator, Talstar
® P Professional Insecticide may be
applied at up to 1 fl. oz. per 1000 square feet to control each of the
pests listed in this Table. The higher application rates should be used
when maximum residual control is desired or heavy pest populations
will talstar work on spiders?
A shopper on Oct 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Talstar is a great product for spiders. Bifenthrin works great for almost all pest and can be applied to plants, lawns, inside and outside the home with no issues. Checkout our spider control section for application recommendations. https://www.solutionsstores.com/spiders
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
Is the Talstar Pro 1 gallon option 4 x 32oz bottles? Is it the same as Talstar P, available in the USA?
Mark S on Oct 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is only one Talstar, it has some name changes over time. Talstar Pro, Talstar P. But it has always been Bifenthrin 7.9 % and works great for almost all types of applications. There are alternative post patent products called Bifen IT, also made in the USA.

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.
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.

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Nuclear war on creepy crawlers.
Sprayed three homes, reports from two are that "insect/bugs" are found dead in the floor, none seen crawling, both were extremely happy with the results.

The third home was my own, I sprayed as a preventive measure, in early spring I will spray again, to be "worry free" throughout the summer.

I appreciate products that work as they claim, definitely would recommend this product.
November 16, 2017
4 months ago
Talstar Pro
Excellent company and product. Beats anything I have ever tried.
October 13, 2017
6 months ago
Tslstar is awesome!
Stink bugs dropped like flies day after day. I highly revommend this product and the company was very helful and easy to work with.
October 11, 2017
6 months ago
Love it it's the best
I've always used viper this year my viper wasn't working this is the best out of all my 69 years that I've ever used I'm so proud I found it bought it used it got rid of flees and mean red wasp
October 11, 2017
6 months ago
Odorless and No Residue
Simply put, it's the best product, has NO ODOR, leaves no detectable residue and lasts the longest. It even works on fire ant beds without drenching, just spray it on and around the mound.
October 2, 2017
10 months ago
Use it all the time. It works great. Have used it for at least 5 years.
September 17, 2017
7 months ago
This is a great product! Great value and would recommend this to a friend.
August 21, 2017
6 months ago
Awesome- reliable. Must spray monthly... but works amazingly!
August 19, 2017
9 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

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