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.


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


Apply the specified application rate as a full coverage foliar spray. Repeat treatment as necessary to achieve control using higher application rates as pest pressure & foliage area increases. Repeat application should be limited to no more than once per seven days.

Certain cultivars may be sensitive to the final spray solution. A small number of plants should be treated and observed for one week prior to application to the entire planting.

Use of an alternate class of chemistry in a treatment program is recommended to prevent or delay pest resistance.


Calculating Dilution Rates using the Ornamental and Greenhouse Application Rates Table and the Talstar P Professional Insecticide Dilution Chart (page 3): The following steps should be taken to determine the appropriate dilution of Talstar P Professional Insecticide that is required to control specific pests:

1) Identify the least susceptible target pest (the pest requiring the highest application rate for control).

2) Select an application rate in terms of fluid oz. of Talstar P Professional Insecticide.

3) Identify your application volume and how much spray mix you want to prepare.

4) Use the Dilution Chart to determine the appropriate volume of Talstar P Professional Insecticide that must be mixed in your desired volume of water.


Apply the specified rate as a full coverage foliar spray. Repeat as necessary to achieve control using higher rates as pest pressure and foliage increases.

Certain cultivars may be sensitive to the final spray solution. A small number of plants should be tested prior to application of the entire planting.

Use an alternate class of chemistry in the treatment program is recommended to prevent or delay resistance.

For California

Greenhouse Applicators must wear:

Full body chemical-resistant protective suit (such as barrier laminate, butyl rubber, nitrile rubber, polyvinyl chloride, or equivalent).

Reapplication Interval: Reapplications to greenhouses must be at intervals of 30 days or longer.

Greenhouse Harvesters must wear:

Regular length gloves plus a long sleeved shirt or elbow-length (gaunlet type) gloves during the 30 days following application.


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

Do not apply to pets, food crops, or sources of electricity.

Firewood is not to be burned for one month after treatment.

Use only in well ventilated areas.

Do not use on edible crops

During any application to overhead areas of structure, cover surfaces below with plastic sheeting or similar material, except for soil surfaces in crawlspaces.

Do not allow spray to contact food, foodstuffs, food contacting surfaces, food utensils or water supplies.

Thoroughly wash dishes and food handling utensils with soap and water if they become contaminated by application of this product.

Do not treat areas where food is exposed.

During indoor surface applications do not allow dripping or run-off to occur.

Do not allow people or pets on treated surfaces until spray has dried.

Let surfaces dry before allowing people and pets to contact surfaces.

Prior to applying Talstar P Professional Insecticide to wood siding, especially rough wood siding, be sure to thoroughly agitate the tank mixture. Prior to treating wood siding, test a small area and allow it to dry to be sure no deposits will form. Follow the same procedure when applying to wood surfaces in direct sunlight or the heat of the day.

Do not apply this product in patient rooms or in any rooms while occupied by the elderly or infirm.

Do not apply in classrooms when in use.

Do not apply when occupants are present in the immediate area in institutions such as libraries, sports facilities, etc.

Do not apply this pesticide in livestock buildings (barns).

Application equipment that delivers low volume treatments, such as the Micro-Injector or Actisol applicators, may also be used to make crack and crevice, deep harborage, spot and general surface treatments of Talstar P Professional Insecticide.

Beetles, Scale Crawlers, Twig Borers, and Weevils: Treat trunks, stems and twigs in addition to plant foliage.

Spider Mites: Talstar P Professional Insecticide provides optimal twospotted spider mite control when applied during spring to mid-summer. Higher application rates and/or more frequent treatments may be required for acceptable twospotted spider mite control during mid- to late-summer. The addition of a surfactant or horticultural oil may increase the effectiveness of Talstar P Professional Insecticide. Combinations of Talstar P Professional Insecticide with other registered miticides have also proven effective. Alternately, Talstar P Professional Insecticide applications may be rotated with those of other products that have different modes of action in control programs that are designed

to manage resistance by twospotted spider mites. Consult your local Cooperative Extension Service for resistance management recommendations in your region.

Not for use in California in beetles, Adelgids, Cicadas, Japanese Beet, Psyllids, Spittlebugs, and Treehoppers.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours