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%


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.


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.



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.


  • 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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  • 36 of 37 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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  • 29 of 33 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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  • 19 of 22 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar
    By Ethan in Nottingham Pa on 05/23/2010
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    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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  • 13 of 13 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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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Satisfied Customer
    By Lily in Houston, TX on 03/11/2013
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    I was having a problem with fleas and this product solved it!! My kids can play outside without the fear of getting bitten by fleas and I can also let my dog outside. I'm completely satisfied.

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  • 10 of 11 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Eliminated Mosquitoes
    By Rfonseca in San Antonio, TX on 09/19/2012
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    Use this in my backyard area that was infested with mosquitoes. That was a month ago, and I have seen only one mosquito since then. I have a couple of dogs and have not seen any flea activity as well. Good stuff

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Works Excellent!
    By Margo in New Orleans, LA on 08/24/2012
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    Have three (3) dogs that I do Not have to use a preventative for Fleas. I use the Talstar PL Granules, No Fleas and a wonderful side benefit is No Ants! I live in New Orleans and Talstar is a necessity.

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar PL Granules
    By David in Satellite Beach, FL on 06/29/2011
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    Easy to apply and works well on chinch bugs. The chinch bug killer that I purchased at a local home improvement store had chinch bugs lining up for more. Talstar worked quickly and my grass is already showing growth to cover the dead spots. I would rate Talstar as a very effective lawn pesticide. I have recommended to a neighbor for a similar problem with his lawn.

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  • 10 of 11 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  This Stuff is AWESOME!!
    By Jay in Kissimmee, FL on 06/16/2011
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    I had a bad chinch bug problem in my front yard. I had tried 2 different brands from Home Depot that didn't do anything. Before I could pull up the thatch and see many little chinch bugs moving around. I put down a heavy spray of Talstar PL and watered it in. 2 days later I checked 10 different spots and only saw about 3 chinch bugs. A week or so later I did a light spray and now I don't see any. The PL is very fine like sand. It clogged up the gears on my handheld sprayer so I used my push broadcast sprayer and that works fine. I might try the EZ version next time. I recommended this to my neighbor and it worked for him as well. I would recommend this to anyone.

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Gets rid of moles
    By Jw in Brunswick, GA on 05/30/2011
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    I have to say I was very skeptical of this product as I was trying to get rid of moles in my yard. I thought if I get rid of the moles food the moles will disappear. It worked!!!! I have not had moles in my yard for 6 months now. I did see tracks of where moles were still looking for food for a few weeks after I applied the product but after a while they were gone. I believe this product has allowed for my grass to grow better as there were less bugs in my yard. The only thing I have not been able to control is fire ants however I live in SE Georgia so it is almost impossible to get rid of these!

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  • 11 of 13 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Works great!
    By Betsy in Kent Island, MD on 05/02/2011
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    Do NOT waste your $$$ on a pest control company; they tell you a contract is needed & take your hard earned money on a monthly basis. The fact is they do nothing but spread the same substances around your home, only in a smaller scale, as you can buy on www.domyownpestcontrol.com! One bag will last you three years & cost you under $40.00! A so-called professional company will charge you hundreds every year. My mom was bothered with ants, especially after a rainy spell; this stuff WORKS SO WELL. It's not a fluke; after we began to get ants we used it, too. Use it at the first sign of ants & you will be a believer, too!

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  • 8 of 11 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Millipedes
    By E.g. in Sycamore, Illinois on 07/29/2010
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    I sprinkled the Talstar PL outside my garage door at night and next morning I had thousands of dead millipedes on my driveway. Problem I did not solve is to keep them out of my house, seems there is no end to these little worms.

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  • 11 of 12 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Excellent service
    By Gary in Lakeland, FL on 07/22/2010
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    The Talstar PL was sent Priority Mail and arrived very quickly. I needed to kill chinch bugs which are hard to kill. It seem the Talstar PL did the job. I would use domyownpestcontrol.com again for sure!

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  • 12 of 14 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Killed almost everything!
    By Jonathan on 08/22/2008

    Talstar PL did a great job for a couple month at killing almost everything in my yard. I still have a problem with fire ants and yellow jackets nesting. I have seen a large number of crickets popping up lately.

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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?


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?


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.




26 of 28 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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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.

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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.

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Most Recent Customer Questions

06/01/2013 Mike from West Palm Beach, Florida

QWill Talstar granular hurt our dogs they tend to eat the grass
We have used the talstar granular for years, we now have three dogs and want to make sure it will not harm them. How long should we wait for them to go back on the lawn.

AYou should water in the Talstar PL granules after application.  Kids and pets can reenter the treatment area after you have watered the product in and it has had time to dry.

7 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
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05/30/2013 Jessica

QIf I plant fruiting vegetables 5 weeks after the Talstar application, will they be safe to eat 8 weeks later?
My pest control company treated the soil in early April. I planted tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, squash, and peppers 5 weeks later in May, and the fruits will not start to set until July which will be 3 months after the Talstar granule application. Will they be safe to eat? If not, how long will it take for the soil to be safe enough for me to plant fruiting vegetables? I read that farmers use bifenthrin (Talstar's active ingredient) granules for systemic pest control in their peanuts crop. If so, are fruiting vegetables safer to eat than leafy vegetables like lettuce? Thank you.

ATalstar is not labeled for use in or around Edibles. Please contact FMC at 800-321-1362 for further instructions.

5 of 5 people found this answer helpful.
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09/09/2011 Beth from Tampa, Florida

QIs Talstar toxic/harmful to frogs and lizards?
I live in Tampa FL and have many frogs and lizards in my yard, I love my little frog and lizard pals and would be devastated if I made them sick or killed them! I also have a lot of mean, nasty fire ants and creepy spiders that I want to make sick and die. Will applying Talstar harm my frog and lizard friends? I cant seem to find any eco-friendly products that pack the same punch as Talstar.

AAs long as the frogs and lizards are out of the area while you are doing the actual application of the Talstar granules it shouldn't effect them. You will most likely see a reduction in the frog and lizard populations on your property though as you will be eliminating their food source (insects).

6 of 6 people found this answer helpful.
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09/03/2011 Bobby from Thibodaux, La

QCan I spread Talstar EZ between rain bands of T/S Lee. Will heavy rains dilute & wash away effectiveness?
Ground is already wet; it's sunny between rain/wind bands. Bugs will be feeding on wet juicy grass. Can I spread EZ and not have it get washed away? Hurry, sky is getting cloudy again.

ATalstar EZ depends on moisture for it to start releasing the insecticide and kill the insects, so it is not meant to wash away and the rain only helps the knockdown power of Talstar EZ.

7 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
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04/02/2011 Carol

QWhat Earthway spreader settings should I use for the Talstar PL and the Talstar EZ granules?

AThe easiest way to determine the correct setting for you needs is outlined below:

If you need to use 3lbs of product per 1,00 sq ft you would  add 3 lb of product to spreader, start with a medium setting, then apply product to a 20 x 50 ft area (1,000 sq ft).  If you have product left, your setting is too low.  If you run out of product, your setting is too high

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02/08/2011 Don

QWill Talstar PL granules control/eliminate night crawlers and grubs from my lawn?

ATalstar PL granules are not labeled for grubs or for night crawlers. We carry three granule products that are labeled for grubs, Dylox 6.2, Merit Granules and Demand G. Dylox 6.2 is known to be one of the fastest acting granule products for grub control. Night crawlers are a type of earthworm and earthworms are highly beneficial creatures and you will not find a product on the market that is labeled to eliminate them.

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06/06/2010 Tim

QAre Talstar Granules safe with kids?
Is Talstar Granules safe to use on your lawn where you have kids crawling and playing on it.

AYes, Talstar Granules are widely used by professional pest control companies because they are very safe.  You should always have kids and pets inside the home or away while you are treating.  After the treatment is done it is perfectly safe for children and pets to be back in the yard.  Remember that these granules are only strong enough to kill small insects. 

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06/06/2010 Peter

QCan i use talstar in a planter with herbs and peppers for consumption?

ANo, Talstar is not labeled to be applied on anything that is edible.  The only product we carry for application on things in edible gardens is Malathion 57%

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05/09/2010 Kevin

QHow do I store Talstar PL Granules in a hot garage in Arizona?
I am very interested in this product - however, I live in Arizona and it gets HOT in my garage over the summer months. Is it OK to store this product there? Any suggestions?

AIt is no problem to store Talstar PL granules in a garage or any other place in the direct sun.  A liquid product would be a different issue, but since this product is made for application outside there should be no issues. 

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04/15/2010 Jill

QCan I use Talstar granules or Talstar liquid for mole crickets in our horse pasture?

ATalstar products should not be used in grazing pastures at all. If you do have a grazing plot that was treated with a Talstar product then the grass should be allowed to grow high and then be cut several times before the horses can be turned out to graze again.

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