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Old 09-18-2013, 07:59 PM
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Talstar xtra for fire ants

Anyone use Talstar xtra for fire ant control? Does it kill as fast as it says and also have residual?
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:07 AM
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Never used the Talstar extra. I just spray generic Talstar and it works great. If that Verge stuff kills them faster than the Bifen then that is some bad to the bone stuff because dreching a mound with Bifen will kill them in minutes.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:46 AM
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yes I have used an continue to use Talstar XTRA it works fast an kills pretty much in yard bug I have even seen

I use it in the house as well works great I will have to look into the generic Talstar I didn't know there was a generic
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:16 PM
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There are other generic bifenthrin brands that may be better priced than Talstar, just keep it in mind. With that said, I've used bifenthrin with good results on fire ants but you need to keep in mind that the colony has multiple entrances & you may just force them to move if all you do is drench the mound. I always treated a 10' circle for fire ants to get their other entrances as well & I didn't really drench the mound, since disturbing them is usually counterproductive.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:31 PM
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Never used the Talstar extra. I just spray generic Talstar and it works great. If that Verge stuff kills them faster than the Bifen then that is some bad to the bone stuff because dreching a mound with Bifen will kill them in minutes.
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By generic you mean original or regular Talstar I assume. Do you use a watering can or do you have a chemlawn gun? All I have are back packs right now. I wonder if you blanket a lawn with talstar if that would kill all the ants rather than searching for every mound. I use Advion bait as well but some customers call and want overnight ant control for parties etc...
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:44 PM
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By generic you mean original or regular Talstar I assume. Do you use a watering can or do you have a chemlawn gun? All I have are back packs right now. I wonder if you blanket a lawn with talstar if that would kill all the ants rather than searching for every mound. I use Advion bait as well but some customers call and want overnight ant control for parties etc...
Not Talstar, just a Bifenthrin product. I think the one I have right now is Bifen IT or something like that. Yes I do have a Chemlawn gun [well tee jet] and I blanket spray. I also stop and build up pressure for a couple of seconds and hit/drench mounds.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:45 PM
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By generic you mean original or regular Talstar I assume. Do you use a watering can or do you have a chemlawn gun? All I have are back packs right now. I wonder if you blanket a lawn with talstar if that would kill all the ants rather than searching for every mound. I use Advion bait as well but some customers call and want overnight ant control for parties etc...
Use bifen Xts. 7oz p acre will destroy ants.

Use a chem lawn gun and make sure it gets watered in or run at 4 gal/k. Also add a surfactant to break surface tension.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:51 AM
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:52 PM
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:17 PM
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talstar

your better off applying talstar wall to wall on the customers property instead of mound application, the bifenthrin attaches to the top of the soil layer and will stay there for up to 4 months, if ants tunnel in from another area, once they break the soil surface they dont last long, so mound treatments on cover a small area....for mound treatment just use acephate or something like that

the Xtra has cypermethrin in it, what PCO companies use for roaches and all around insecticide, it is like putting the bifenthrin on steroids and gives a very quick kill
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