The active ingredient of Talstar Pest Control products is Bifenthrin. Generics are also available with Bifenthrin. The Bifen product line is manufactured by Control Solutions.
Bifenthrin is a pyrethroid insecticide that affects the nervous system of insects. It was discovered and developed by FMC Corporation. Pest Control Products containing bifenthrin include Talstar, Maxxthor, Capture, Brigade, Bifenthrine, Ortho Home Defense Max, Bifen IT, Bifen L/P, and Scotts LawnPro.