ANT CONTROL

General Information

General Information on the Use of this Product

Talstar P Professional Insecticide controls a wide spectrum of insects and mites on trees, shrubs, foliage plants, non-bearing fruit and nut trees, and flowers in greenhouses, interiorscapes including hotels, shopping malls, office buildings, etc., and outdoor plantscapes, such as around residential dwellings, parks, institutional buildings, recreational areas, athletic fields and home lawns. Non-bearing crops are perennial crops that will not produce a harvestable raw agricultural commodity during the season of application. Talstar P Professional Insecticide may also be used in feed and food handling establishments, and in/around/under structures.

Resistance: Some insects are known to develop resistance to products used repeatedly for control. Because the development of resistance cannot be predicted, the use of this product should conform to resistance management strategies established for the use area. Consult your local or state pest management authorities for details.

If resistance to this product develops in your area, this product, or other products with a similar mode of action, may not provide adequate control. If poor performance cannot be attributed to improper application or extreme weather conditions, a resistant strain of insect may be present. If you experience difficulty with control and suspect that resistance is a reasonable cause, immediately consult your local company representative or pest management advisor for the best alternative method of control for your area.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Do not apply a broadcast application to interior surfaces of homes.

Do not apply by air.

Do not apply in nurseries.

Do not apply this product through any kind of irrigation system.

Not for use on sod farm turf, golf course turf, or grass grown for seed.

General Application Instructions

Talstar P Professional Insecticide formulation mixes readily with water and other aqueous carriers.

Talstar P Professional Insecticide may be tank-mixed with adjuvants, and with other pesticides, including insect growth regulators. When tank mixing Talstar P Professional Insecticide with other pesticides, observe all precautions and limitations on each separate product label. The physical compatibility of Talstar P Professional Insecticide may vary with different sources of pesticide products, and local cultural practices. Any tank mixture which has not been previously tested should be prepared on a small scale (pint or quart jar), using the proper proportions of pesticides and water to ensure the physical compatibility of the mixture.

The following procedure is recommended for preparation of a new tank mix, unless specified otherwise in label directions: (1) Add wettable powders to tank water, (2) Agitate, (3) Add liquids and flowables, (4) Agitate, (5) Add emulsifiable concentrates, and (6) Agitate. If a mixture is found to be incompatible following this order of addition, try reversing the order of addition, or increase the volume of water. Note: If the tank-mixture is found to be compatible after increasing the amount of water, then the sprayer will need to be recalibrated for a higher volume application. Do not allow tank mix to stand overnight.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

ANT CONTROL

Nuisance Ants Indoors: For best results, locate and treat ant nests. These areas include, but are not limited to, baseboards, in and behind cabinets, under and behind dishwashers, furnaces, refrigerators, sinks and stoves, around pipes, cracks and crevices and in corners. Particular attention should be given to treating entry points into the home or premises such as around doors and windows. When using Talstar P Professional Insecticide in combination with baits, apply Talstar P Professional Insecticide as instructed above, and use baits in other areas that have not been treated with Talstar P Professional Insecticide.

Nuisance Ants Outdoors: For best results, locate and treat ant nests. Apply Talstar P Professional Insecticide to ant trails around doors and windows and other places where ants have been observed or are expected to forage. Apply a perimeter treatment using either low or high volume applications described in the “Pest Control on Outside Surfaces and Around Buildings” section of the label. The higher dilutions and/or application volumes, as well as more frequent applications, may be necessary when treating concrete surfaces for ant control. Maximum control is generally achieved using the following procedure:

1) Treat non-porous surfaces with low volume applications using 0.5 to 1.0 fluid oz. of Talstar P Professional Insecticide per gallon of water and applying this dilution at the rate of one gallon per 1,000 square feet.

2) Treat porous surfaces and vegetation with high volume applications using dilutions that are calculated to deliver 0.5 to 1.0 fluid oz. of Talstar P Professional Insecticide per 1,000 square feet ( refer to the Talstar P Professional Insecticide Dilution Chart).

3) For maximum residual control, dilute 0.5 to 1.0 fluid oz. of Talstar P Professional Insecticide per gallon of water and apply at a rate of up to 10 gallons of dilution per 1,000 square feet.

Carpenter Ants Indoors: Dilute 0.5 to 1.0 fluid oz. of Talstar P Professional Insecticide per gallon of water and apply at the rate of one gallon of dilution per 1,000 square feet as a general surface, crack and crevice or spot treatment to areas where carpenter ants have been observed or are expected to forage. These areas include, but are not limited to, baseboards, in and behind cabinets, under and behind dishwashers, furnaces, refrigerators, sinks, and stoves, around pipes, cracks and crevices and in corners. Particular attention should be given to treating entry points into the home or premises such as around doors and windows. Spray or foam into cracks and crevices or drill holes and spray, mist or foam into voids where carpenter ants or their nests are present. When using Talstar P Professional Insecticide in combination with baits, apply Talstar P rofessional Insecticide as instructed above, and use baits in other areas that have not been treated with Talstar P Professional Insecticide.

Carpenter Ants Outdoors: Apply Talstar P Professional Insecticide to carpenter ant trails around doors and windows and other places where carpenter ants have been observed or are expected to forage. For best results, locate and treat carpenter ant nests. Apply a perimeter treatment using either low or high volume applications described in the “Pest Control on Outside Surfaces and Around Buildings” section of the label. The higher dilutions and/or application volumes, as well as more frequent applications, may be necessary when treating concrete surfaces for carpenter ant control. Maximum control is generally achieved using the following procedure:

1) Treat non-porous surfaces with low volume applications using 0.5 to 1.0 fluid oz. of Talstar P Professional Insecticide per gallon of water and applying this dilution at the rate of one gallon per 1,000 square feet.

2) Treat the trunks of trees that have carpenter ant trails, or upon which carpenter ants are foraging, using 0.5 to 1.0 fluid oz. of Talstar P Professional Insecticide per gallon of water and applying this dilution to thoroughly wet the bark from the base of the tree to as high as possible on the trunk.

3) Treat porous surfaces and vegetation with high volume applications using dilutions that are calculated to deliver 0.5 to 1.0 fluid oz. of Talstar P Professional Insecticide per 1,000 square feet (Talstar P Professional Insecticide Dilution Chart)

4) For maximum residual control, dilute 0.5 to 1.0 fluid oz. of Talstar P Professional Insecticide per gallon of water and apply at a rate of up to 10 gallons of dilution per 1,000 square feet.

To control carpenter ants inside trees, utility poles, fencing or deck materials and similar structural members, drill to locate the interior infested cavity and inject or foam a 0.06% dilution (1.0 fluid oz. of Talstar P Professional Insecticide per gallon of water) into the cavity using a sufficient volume and an appropriate treatment tool with a splashback guard.

To control carpenter ants that are tunneling in the soil, dilute 0.5 to 1.0 fluid ounces of Talstar P Professional Insecticide per gallon of water and apply as a drench or inject the dilution or foam at intervals of 8 to 12 inches. Establish a uniform vertical barrier at the edges of walls, driveways or other hard surfaces where ants are tunneling beneath the

surfaces.

To protect firewood from carpenter ants ( and termites), dilute 1.0 fluid oz. of Talstar P Professional Insecticide per gallon of water and apply to the soil beneath where the firewood will be stacked at the rate of one gallon of dilution per 8 square feet.

For wood piles and stored lumber apply a 0.06% suspension. Use a hose-end sprayer or sprinkling can to deliver a coarse drenching spray. Treated wood can be burned as firewood or used for lumber one month after treatment. Do not use in structures.

For Ant and Fire Ant Mounds use Talstar P Professional Insecticide 0.06% suspension as Drench Method: Apply 1-2 gallons of suspension to each mound area by sprinkling the mound until it is wet and treat a 4 foot diameter circle around the mound. Use the higher volume for mounds larger than 12”. For best results, apply in cool weather, such as in early morning or late evening hours, but not in the heat of the day.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours