Talstar PL Granules

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Talstar PL Granules

Talstar Granules (Talstar PL), with its unique sand core granular structure, provides long-term protection against insect pests in lawn, gardens and landscaped areas for two to four months. Talstar Granules penetrate deep into mulch and grass to kill pests where they breed and hide. Simply spread the granules over your lawn and water in according to the label directions. (Talstar PL is like a sand, and therefore can penetrate deep. PL stands for perimeter and lawn).




Active Ingredient: Bifenthrin - 0.20%

DESCRIPTION:

Talstar Granules (Talstar PL) are used to control Ants (including Imported Fire Ants), spiders, fleas, ticks, worms, crickets, and almost all other insect pests on lawns, in landscaped areas and gardens, and perimeters of residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas and athletic fields. Talstar granules release chemical over time as it rains. One application of Talstar granules can protect your lawn areas for 2 to 3 months. It is safe against non-target animals such as birds, pets, and other mammals.

USE:

Talstar granules is generally used in two ways: It can be applied as a perimeter barrier directed in a five to ten foot band around your home, or it can be generally broadcast over your entire yard including landscaped areas. A normal application usually consists of three to five pounds of product. We recommend applying Talstar PL granules with an Earthway spreader. One 25lb. bag covers 5,000-10,000 square feet. Always read the label.

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FOR CONTROL OF SCORPIONS

To ensure optimum control, treat the building perimeter at dusk to prevent outdoor scorpions from entering the building. Scorpions reside hidden in cracks and voids during the day and are active at night at temperatures above 77ºF/25ºC. Resting areas can be identified at night using a blacklight (UV bulb) as scorpions will fluoresce. These areas should also be treated. Prior to treatment, to increase treatment efficacy, remove trash, debris, or firewood that scorpions may use as resting sites.

Active Ingredient Rate per Acre 0.2 - 0.4 lbs. ai/A
Talstar PL Rate per Acre - 100 - 200 lbs.
Talstar PL Rate per 1000 sq. ft. - 2.3 - 4.6 lbs.

RESTRICTIONS:

  • Do not apply more than 0.2 lb. active ingredient (a.i.) per acre per application on residential use sites (i.e., around private homes, apartment buildings, condominiums, non-agricultural outbuildings, non-commercial greenhouses, pre-schools or day care facilities). May be applied at up to 0.4 lb. a.i. per acre per application on non-residential use sites (i.e., around institutional, public, commercial or industrial buildings; parks; recreational areas or athletic fields).
  • Do not broadcast apply more than 0.4 lbs. A.I. (200 lbs. Talstar PL Granular) per Acre per year.
  • Not for use on golf courses, sod farms, nurseries, in commercial greenhouses or on grass grown for seed.

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  • 39 of 44 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Works fine
    By C.j. on 03/19/2007

    I'm trying to control fire ants and mole crickets, I have been using Talstar PL Granules for the past 4-5 years. It works fine so far.

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  • 38 of 39 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar Granules with Ants & Cinch bugs
    By William in Sebastian, FL on 09/21/2010

    A great product to be used in Florida. There is not an ant or cinch bug present in my yard after the treatment. Comparable services from companies like Chem Lawn will cost you up to $120.00 for a product like this. The granules were easy to spread and the smallest package available from this website covered about 1/4 acre lot. I was impressed with product and service.

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  • 31 of 35 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar PL Granules
    By Manuel in Prairieville, La. on 05/04/2010
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    I always had problems with ants but could not get rid of them. I was told about Talstar PL from a professional who had great success with the product. I purchased a 25lb bag and spread it as instructed, the next day I went and checked on the ant piles and low and behold the ants were at the top of the mound DEAD. I haven't had any ant piles or ants in my yard for 7 months. I just bought my second bag, I figure with all the rain here in South Louisiana it was time to retreat. GREAT Stuff.

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  • 20 of 23 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar
    By Ethan in Nottingham Pa on 05/23/2010
    Verified Purchase

    I applied the Talstar PL Granules @ 2-3 weeks ago. The ants appeared to have been killed. I am cautious to say this as I am waiting for the real hot summer weather as this is when they become very active. Never the less I have 50 lbs left over so I can apply when I need it. I hope that the ants have left me as I have a very large infestation in my lower yard. Thank you and I will be contacting you soon when I need more Talstar. I have not had to use the liquid yet.  P.S The ordering and the service from you was fantastic. I received my items @ 3 days from when I ordered. The free freight sure is a big bonus!!!

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  • 15 of 15 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Mix with sand before spreading
    By John in Piedmont, sc on 05/11/2013
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    I have used this product the past four years. I use it every spring before the fire ants get bad. And every fall just before winter to prevent spiders and all the other critters from coming in my home. This product is very fine like sand so a spreader will disperse it very quickly. I find it much easier to apply this product with a push type spreader. Before I put it in the spreader I mix it 50/50 with some dry sand. And then put my spreader on its lowest setting. ( sand must be dry or it will clump. For best results open the bag a few days before you plan to use it and stir the sand around twice a day)

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Talstar Granules Review
    By Ada in Memphis on 02/10/2017

    Talstar Granules are a great product..I started using them about 10 yrs ago.. fantastic..

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Works well in wet conditions
    By Kil-a-pest in Palmdale on 01/29/2017

    Works well thanks.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Talstar PL Granules
    By Warrenton in Warrenton, VA on 01/18/2017

    Talstar PL Granules works great. I bought this a second time. I use it after every three to four months.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Talstar
    By Chet in Bonita Springs, Florida on 11/11/2016

    Your product Talstar worked great for our problem, living in southwest florida and being invaded by centipedes and millipedes every day was horrible. I purchased the granular 25 lbs bag, it arrived 3 days, I applied it with in one day. The problem seems to have gone away, I did find a few each day for about a week, re applied a very small amour and haven't had any in s week, very satisfied, would recommend to anyone with my problem.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Talstar PL Granules
    By Mike in Chardon, Ohio on 10/28/2016

    We use these granules to keep black ants away from our foundation and it works very well, no black ants anymore, we apply twice a year.. We also have a cabin in the mountains in Georgia where we had small scorpions in the house. We started applying the Talstar Granules and within 6 months they disappeared, again applying twice a year.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 stars  Second time?
    By Rp in wilmington, nc on 10/18/2016

    I used this product early summer mainly for mole crickets. worked great. Seen them back in September, reapplied. We received 5" of rain 4 days later. The product didnot work as previously used. I guess user error, in apply prior to a large storm? Any way, have purchased another bag, and will see how it works, this time.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Talstar
    By Ada in Memphis on 09/30/2016

    I've been using taster granulars for years. .it is a great product.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Works great on roaches
    By Mike in St. Johns AZ on 08/29/2016

    I used to control pests around my house with Diazanon but since they took it off the market I can't get it. Last year the giant sewer roaches were getting in my house and I couldn't seal the house up enough.... Finally found Talstar PL Granules. No more roaches! It did however, make my St Bernard sick...and I was really careful around his water and food. I spread about a 12' wide band of Talstar around the foundation of my house and all the bugs seem to be dead in that band... I love this stuff! No odor and not dusty! I even dissolved some in a hose end sprayer and sprayed it on my vegetable garden. Horn worms were destroying my tomato plants but the spray killed them, now I have the best tomatoes (wash them real good before eating) Now when I walk in the yard

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Lawn Nuke
    By Bob in Parker, CO on 08/28/2016

    We had an infested yard with a million daddy long legs, earwigs, wolf spiders, beetles and other various bugs. I used a hand spreader and lightly covered my lawn then watered. I haven't seen a single bug since. It irradiated everything.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Keeps the bugs away
    By John in Prague, OK on 08/26/2016

    I spread this in a 6-8' swath around my house and water it in once every 2-3 months depending on the season. The 25# bag lasts for a year. This costs less than one visit from Terminex.

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08/19/2009 Ray

QHow soon after watering in the Talstar PL Granules can you let your pet on the treated surface?

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It is perfectly safe to let your pet back on the treated surface once the Talstar PL Granules have been watered in and the treated area is completely dry.

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04/07/2010 Michelle

QCan I use Talstar Granules for Chinch bug control on St. Augustine grass?
I have a cinch bug problem that has crippled my beautiful st. augustine lawn. We were about to resod, then I saw this. Will it work and if so will the grass grow back?

A

Talstar granules are one of the most effective chinch bug treatments on the market. Chinch bugs infest the base of grass plants and are often found in the thatch layer. Irrigate the treated area with up to 0.25 inches of water immediately after application to activate (release from the granule) the insecticide. Chinch bugs can be one of the most difficult pests to control in grasses and the higher applications rates will be required to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the summer. It may also be necessary to remove the thatch layer if it exceeds 1 inch in thickness to allow the Talstar to penetrate down to the soil.

If you have a few small spots the St. Augustine runners might fill it in this season (of course water, fertilizer, and lots of sunshine helps). If large portions of the lawn were damaged it will likely be late spring or later of next year before the lawn recovers. Very heavily damaged areas may need to be resodded.

 

 

 

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05/17/2010 Kevin

QHow much area will a 25lb bag of Talstar PL Granules cover using a spreader or by hand?

ADepending on the insect you are treating one 25LB or Talstar PL will treat approximately  5,000-10,000 square feet. Please read the product label to determine the usage rate for the insects you are trying to eliminate.

23 of 25 people found this answer helpful.
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07/15/2010 Kimberly

QCan I eat vegetables and herbs that Talstar PL was applied to?
Talstar PL granules was spread around my organic vegetable garden, some actually on the lettuce. Is my garden now contaminated? Are my vegetables and herbs safe to eat?

ATalstar PL granules are not labeled to be used on edible vegetation. We recommend discarding any herbs or vegetables that the Talstar PL granules was applied to.

23 of 24 people found this answer helpful.
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03/12/2010 Linda

QIs Talstar Granules safe to use in the yard around my dog?
I have a dog that is always eating something he shouldn't be. The pest service I use wants to apply the Talstar granules in my yard. I'm concerned about letting my dog around any chemicals for fear of him possibly ingesting it. What should I do?

AIf the Talstar PL Granules product label is followed, then the granules will not be available for your dog to ingest. Usually, the granules are applied to the lawn and then immediately watered in, sending the insecticide into the soil and thatch layer. Your dog should be removed from the yard prior to the application and should not return until the application is dry. And don't forget, you can save money by purchasing the Talstar PL Granules and applying them yourself and you can have piece of mind knowing that the product label was followed.

21 of 21 people found this answer helpful.
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Most Recent Customer Questions

10/06/2016 Debby from Jamestown

QWill Talstar PL Granules work on Bagworms?

A

Talstar PL Granules are not labeled to treat for Bagworms. Talstar P liquid would be a better option. Dilute at 1oz per gallon water. 

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08/22/2016 Lauren from Nokomis, Fl

QHow far away from a citrus tree can Talstar PL be spread safely?
I am trying to control an infestation of white -footed ants and Talstar seems to be the only effective treatment but I have an orange tree in my backyard and I don't want to apply it if it's not safe. Also should I use Talstar PL or Talstar Extra?

A

Talstar PL granules should not be used on or within the dripline or root zone of edible vegetation.  Either the PL or the Talstar XTRA could be used, XTRA would just provide a faster kill to the ones that contact a treated area.

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08/21/2016 Damona from Baton Rouge, La

QAre Talstar PL granules toxic to reptiles?
We have a healthy population of box turtles, lizards, and frogs that inhabit our yard.

A

We would recommend keeping any reptiles out of the area while you are doing treatments. Once Talstar PL granules have been watered in and the area dries completely, it is safe for them to return back to the area.

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07/28/2016 William from Panama City, Fl

QWill the Talstar PL Granules kill Crayfish?
My yard is full of Crayfish mounds. They are really bad when it rains.

A

Crayfish are a vital food for both fish and animals. Unfortunately, the Talstar PL Granules is not labeled for Crayfish.  We suggest you use a repellent, and/or crayfish traps. The Tomahawk double door crayfish live trap - Model 405 is  designed specifically for trapping crayfish. If you have a large amount of burrows which are causing damage, use Martins Surrender Fire Ant Killer.  Though the labeling lists just "ants," Acephate is active on many lawn and garden pests when used as the label allows. So sprinkling some over ant mounds, mole cricket nests, digger wasp holes, cicada killer tunnels and basically any pest found in the yard or garden will provide positive results. It will even get rid of stubborn crayfish too. You can apply 2 teaspoons per mound; each jar will cover around 48 mounds.Continue to watch them carefully and take appropriate action as needed to insure a healthy balance of wildlife in and around your pond, lake or stream.

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06/13/2016 Lea

QCan Talstar PL Granules be used near a well for drinking water?

A

We advise to apply Talstar PL Granules at least 5 feet away from the well. 

 

 

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05/28/2016 Nancy from Arkansas

QHow can I use Talstar PL Granules for termite control in my flower beds?
How much product should be put down in flower beds to kill the termites in my mulch?

A

The Talstar PL Granules are not labeled specifically for the control over termites so outside of using the Talstar at its normal application rates per 1000 sq/ft and watering it in, we cannot advise on that specific use. Talstar P in the liquid form however is labeled for controlling Termites and you can use it at the 0.06% solution on the label to drench the soil with. 

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04/17/2016 Randy from Slidell, La

QWhen can my dog return to yard after applying Talstar PL granular insecticide?

A

Pets and people need to stay out of the area being treated while the Talstar PL granules are being applied and watered in, but they are safe to return as soon as the treated area has completely dried. 

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04/12/2016 Joe from Spring Hill, Fl

QWhat is the best product to prevent / control chinch bugs in St. Augustine grass?

A

Talstar PL granules are one of the most effective chinch bug treatments on the market. Chinch bugs infest the base of grass plants and are often found in the thatch layer. Irrigate the treated area with up to 0.25 inches of water immediately after application to activate (release from the granule) the insecticide. Chinch bugs can be one of the most difficult pests to control in grasses and the higher applications rates will be required to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the summer. It may also be necessary to remove the thatch layer if it exceeds 1 inch in thickness to allow the Talstar to penetrate down to the soil.

If you have a few small spots the St. Augustine runners might fill it in this season (of course water, fertilizer, and lots of sunshine helps). If large portions of the lawn were damaged it will likely be late spring or later of next year before the lawn recovers. Very heavily damaged areas may need to be resodded.

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03/22/2016 Bill from Keauhou, Hi

QWill Talstar PL Granules affect grass seed?
I have my back yard ready to plant seed. There are quite a few ants, and some mosquitoes. I am considering using this product in conjunction (before, after, or simultaneously) with the grass seed. Is this safe?

A

No, Talstar PL Granules is an insecticide, so it has no effect on germinating grass or turf whatsoever.  It will not harm, inhibit, or promote any kind of growth in turf grass.

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03/16/2016 Jeffrey from Clarks Summit, Pa

QWhat can I use to apply the Talstar PL Granules? Do they make a shaker?

A

Talstar PL granules are applied with a granule spreader.

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